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(AB) 'Landmark'

1939, White

'Landmark' OB (Clarence G. White, R. 1939). AB, TMB, tall. Early bloom. Color Class-S9D. Pink to red-toned blend, bitone, dark. Onco X bearded.

Also listed in TB web: 'Landmark'.

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LANDMARK is a most healthy and vigorous tall bearded iris named last year. Dr. Everett kept drifting back to it while he was here last spring. I believe this will give a good account of itself. There are a number of tall "B" iris of the same season, which I prefer because they are nearer to the Oncocyclus, but this is the most promisingly hardy and most likely to go places and prosper. It has pollen and, has borne a few seeds. Mrs. Lothrop thus describes it: "42 inches tall, flower 5 1/2 x 4 inches. Tall, slender, elegant stems with three branches. The clump was a beautiful sight before any of the flowers opened. The stems were so graceful, and as the black buds emerged from the purple edged calyx, they made a black point at the tip. In form the flower is not unlike the Regelia type. The dark purple standards are burnished and the falls very velvety. The beard is dark tipped with dull gold. It is a rich, luscious bloom. The center of the standards is livid purple; the edges, deep livid purple. The general color of the falls is dark livid purple with highlights of Rosolane Purple and shadings of black. A little Hay's Brown is blended in the haft." [White, C. G., (1940). Oncobreds, American Iris Society Bulletin, (April 1940), 23.]
Farcross, a rich, almost black iris, is, with LANDMARK, a distinct type unlike any other iris. These two show more regelia influence. They are tall and many branched and are beautiful from the moment the black pointed buds begin to push their way out of their calyces. [Lothrop, Lena M. (1940), Poor Season in Southern California, American Iris Society Bulletin, (July 1940), 16.]
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: LANDMARK AB (Clarence G. White, R. 1939). Seedling # NIA. TMB, tall, early. Onco X bearded. AIS Color Class: S9D (red squalens with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Pink to red-toned blend, bitone, dark. Vallette: "dark reddish bitone blend." No information on introduction found in AIS Checklists. Notes: Probably an OB in the quantum system, an OB- in the chromosome-set system. Ref: AIS '39, p. 319; ASI '76, p. 50; Vallette, p. 178.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-01-25
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