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(AB) 'Hurricane'

1949, Craig

'Hurricane' ( Tom Craig, R.1949) Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L to -B2L. 'Purissima' x 'Capitola'. Registered as a TB but listed as an oncocyclus hybrid in 1949 Craig catalog. Honorable Mention 1949.

Also listed in TB web: 'Hurricane'.

NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

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From 1949 Craig Catalog HURRICANE -Immense broad flaring flower of toughest texture incredibly floriferous. Flower color variable, usually a near self of pale powder blue, but sometimes suffused and flecked in an exotic manner with a warmer darker blue. This superbly formed iris is rated by many iris society judges as my best iris. l slightly prefer its sister seedlings 'Heigho' and 'Peg Dabagh'. (No. 6172 H.C., A.l.S.1948) $25.00 net.
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog,1953: HURRICANE (Craig '49) 37". HM '49. Huge, tough Oncobred of variable powder blue, suffused and flecked warm dark blue. Bizarre and lovely. Highly recommended. $10.00.
From The Court Of Iris catalog,1955: HURRICANE (Craig '49) M 32" (Purissima X Capitola.) The big flaring flowers of heavy substance are colored a pale powder-blue with an infusion and marbling of lilac. Has received much favorable comment. H. C. '48-H.M. '49. $3.00
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: HURRICANE (Craig 1949) M. 37 in. (Sib. to Heigho). This gigantic, but beautifuJiy formed hybrid is rich blue with the typical onco veins and splotches. As it performs here it is the best of all the seedlings from Purissima x Capitola. A real knockout. H. M. 1949. 2.50.
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: HURRICANE AB (Tom Craig, R. 1949). Seedling #NIA.TB, tall, M. Purissima X Capitola. AISColor Class: BIL (light blue self) to B2L (blue ground with blue feathering). '76 CL: Blue flushed light blue-white. Court of Iris: "pale powder blue with an infusion and marbling of lilac." Tell: "Large powder blue sometimes flecked with deeper blue." Vallette: "big powder blue Mohr, flecked purple." Craig, 1949. Notes: registered as a TB but qualifies as an OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '49, p. 128; ASI '76, p. 44; Vallette, p. 190.

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