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■(BB) 'Butterfly Baby'

1967, Herd

'Butterfly Baby' (Mary Herd, R. 1966). Seedling #BFW 59-52. BB, height 27" (69 cm), Early midseason bloom. Pale violet-blue self; falls lined with pinstripes of deep violet nearly to edges. 'Butterfly Wings' X 'Castle Rock'. Fleur de Lis and Herd 1967.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog, 1967: BUTTERFLY BABY EM. Herd 1967) E.M. 29 in. (Butterfly Wings x Castlerockl. A delightful new border iris, this has elegant form with closely domed standards of silvery toned lilac and beautifully flaring falls of Uranium Lilac with an allover network of deep Bishops Violet veining. A good grower with large foliage and rhizomes, this is one of the finest of the new Border Iris, and a wonderful little hybrid. H.C. 1966. Net $15.00

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Butterfly_Baby.jpgjpg Butterfly_Baby.jpg manage 276 K 25 Jan 2014 - 20:22 Main.Rebelsher Butterfly Baby Border Bearded Iris Photo ©2013 Sherry Harris (Antelope Valley Iris & Daylily Society)
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butterflybaby5.pngpng butterflybaby5.png manage 956 K 22 Mar 2020 - 01:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Dell Perry-Seandel Iris Gardens
butterflybaby9.JPGJPG butterflybaby9.JPG manage 97 K 13 Aug 2021 - 01:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
butterflyconv13.JPGJPG butterflyconv13.JPG manage 56 K 12 Jul 2013 - 01:16 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
Topic revision: r16 - 13 Aug 2021, Harloiris
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