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■(AB) 'Gay Stripes'

1957, Fielding

'Gay Stripes' OB (Roy Fielding, R. 1957). OB, 16" (41 cm). Color Class-B5L. Silvery blue gray with blue stripes on standards and falls. From two unnamed oncobreds. Tell's Iris Garden, 1958.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1958: GAY STRIPES • (Roy Fielding, San Gabriel, Calif.). Mid. 34 inches. (From two C. G. White one-quarter Oncocyclus sdlgs). A novel and unusal fancy plicata. The standards are silvery blue-grey, falls same with dark violet lines radiating over all as the wings of an exotic butterfly. It is throwing unusual seedlings in "striped", plain and fancy patterns. Medium-sized flowers that are especially effective for arrangements. Hardy and vigorous. $15.00
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: GAY STRIPES (Fielding '58) E-M-34". A true Oncobred; has given outstanding performance as a fall bloomer. Reported from North Carolina as flowering thru Oct. & Nov. An unusual fancy plicata in silvery blue-gray, with falls heavily striped & veined in deep violet, like markings on an exotic butterfly. Hardy & vigorous. Regularly $2.00: on $10 order $1.40; on $25 order $1.10.

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-- AnitaMoran - 2010-01-22
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GayStripes.jpgjpg GayStripes.jpg manage 30 K 23 Feb 2010 - 00:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
GayStripes2.jpgjpg GayStripes2.jpg manage 45 K 23 Feb 2010 - 00:25 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Jeff Myers
gaystripes01.jpgjpg gaystripes01.jpg manage 56 K 08 Jun 2017 - 15:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
gaystripes1.jpgjpg gaystripes1.jpg manage 95 K 17 Jul 2019 - 02:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
gaystripes2-jb.jpgjpg gaystripes2-jb.jpg manage 55 K 19 Feb 2013 - 01:26 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
gaystrpes02.jpgjpg gaystrpes02.jpg manage 76 K 13 Jun 2017 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
Topic revision: r16 - 29 Sep 2020, Harloiris
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