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■(AB) 'Wind Shadows'

1959, Conrad

'Wind Shadows' OGB- (Ralph Conrad, R. 1959). Seedling 051. AB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards lavender gray; Falls lavender gray, bronze hafts; bronze beard. 'White Ruffles' X C. G. White Onco "B" seedling. Melrose Gardens, 1959. Honorable Mention 1959; White Award 1964.

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From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing WIND SHADOWS (Ralph Conrad) 40", ARILBRED. Huge, wide, ruffled flowers in pearl grey. Golden brown hafts and dark bronze beard. Exceptionally vigorous for an Arilbred. Good reports from cold areas. H.C.'58. Net $25.00. Melrose Gardens.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1964: WINDSHADOWS (Conrad) A fascinating hybrid in soft pearl grey, slightly flushed lavender on opening. The broad hafts are golden bronze, but the big punch is in the dark bronzy beard. Tall stems and a sturdy grower. Hardy. HM '59. Tied for C. G. White Award in '64. 5.00.
From Knopf Iris Garden, 1965: WIND SHADOWS 32" M Conrad '59. Broad pearl grey, golden brown hafts. Beard dark brown. A beauty. 5.00

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Topic revision: r20 - 25 Mar 2018, Betsy881
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