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■(AB) 'Fairy Artistry'

1978, Palmer

'Fairy Artistry' OGB (Cleo Palmer,,R. 1977). Seedling 7788. AB (1/2), 24" (61 cm). Late bloom. Standards palest lavender to blue white; yellow veins and midribs and bases; Falls chartreuse yellow; reddish brown signal; dark brown beard. (('Kalifa Baltis' x 'Kalifa Gulnare') x ('Imaret' x 'Imam Sala')) X 'Esther, The Queen'. Palmer, 1978. Honorable Mention 1980.

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From AIS Bulletin #229, Spring 1978 Introducing FAIRY ARTISTRY: AB (1/2). S. palest lavender veined yellow, yellow midrib bases. F. chartreuse-yellow with reddish brown thumbprint signal. Dark brown beard. ((Kalifa Baltis x Kalifa Gulnare) x (Imaret x Imam Salah)) X Esther, The Queen. $20.00. Palmer's Iris Garden.
Cleo Palmer, Oklahoma hybridizer, has played the field of the bearded irises. I ought to say more about an arilbred, FAIRY ARTISTRY, which was growing in two convention gardens on tall straight stalks, each with two branches and terminal. The pale lavender standards and chartreuse- yellow falls were accompanied by reddish brown signal and dark brown beard. The flowers were large, rather tailored, of superior substance for a half-bred arilbred. [D. C. Nearpass, (MD), “A Note from D.C. Nearpass, MD”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 238 (July 1980): 72.]

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Topic revision: r15 - 05 Apr 2023, TLaurin
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