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(AB) 'Blue Elegance'

1947, Jory

'Blue Elegance' OB- (Stafford Jory, R. 1947). AB, TMB, tall, Early bloom. Color Class-B3L. Light blue bitone. 'Purissima' X 'Capitola'. Jory, 1948. Honorable Mention 1949.
Also listed in TB Web: 'Blue Elegance'.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1948: BLUE ELEGANCE (Jory 1948). First prize, best seedling, California Spring Garden Show, 1948. New blue onco-hybrid of large size, in two shades of blue. Big rounded standards in clear chicory blue with prominent deeper blue veining. Large semi-flaring falls slightly deeper blue, also prominent veining of darker blue. Vigorous grower, tall well branched stems. Free bloomer, heavty foliage. 40" Early. $25.00.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: "BLUE ELEGANCE (Jory '48) E 40" (Purissima X Capitola). The large blossoms with semi-flaring falls are of chicory blue with veins of a deeper tone. The plant is reported as being winter hardy in spite of the Purissima blood which is sometimes, though not always tender. H.M. '49. $2.00"
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: BLUE ELEGANCE AB (Stafford Jory, R. 1947). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, E. Purissima X Capitola. AIS Color Class: B3L (light blue bitone). '76 CL: Light blue bitone. Court of Iris: "chicory-blue withveins of a deeper tone". Rainbow: "Big, rounded standards in clear chicory blue with prominent deeper blue veining. Large semi-flaring falls slightly deeper blue. Vallette: "tall clear light blue, onco form." Jory, 1948. Notes: Counted as a 45-chromosome amphidiploid, an OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '49, p. 53; ASI '76, p. 19; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 188

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