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■(IB) 'Prince Victor'

1901, Caparne

'Prince Victor' (William J Caparne, 1901) IB. Early bloom. Color Class-B3D.

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From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: PRINCE VICTOR. S. light purple; F. superbly rich dark purple, bluer than in Kochii, with lemon beard; extra; extra large flower, 12-15 in.; foliage 8-10 in. 35 cts.; $3 a doz.
Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, June 1925: "Color effect a blue, dark violet bicolor. S. Bradley's violet, reticulated brown on the greenish claw. F. Fluorite violet, veined brown and violet on the lavender-white outer haft. . . It is an excellent plant for a low mass and for specimen clumps. Rating 77."

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-17
  • Per a Caparne book in EU, "Prince Victor: Violet to dark blue standards, fading with age, deep rich purple falls and orange beard 18″." Orpington 1932 catalog has beard as pale yellow. In either case those shown here are NOT truly Prince Victor. -- DaveinPA - 2017-06-03
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PrinceVictor01.JPGJPG PrinceVictor01.JPG manage 53 K 04 Dec 2014 - 12:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PrinceVictor02.JPGJPG PrinceVictor02.JPG manage 113 K 28 Aug 2021 - 22:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Prince_Victor-2-doc01.JPGJPG Prince_Victor-2-doc01.JPG manage 57 K 06 Jun 2015 - 21:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by David Prichard
princevictor.jpgjpg princevictor.jpg manage 71 K 17 Jan 2010 - 00:42 Main.htb ©2009 Laurie Frazer
princevictor1.JPGJPG princevictor1.JPG manage 450 K 20 Jul 2018 - 02:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
princevictor13.JPGJPG princevictor13.JPG manage 57 K 07 Feb 2012 - 01:34 Main.htb ©2009 Laurie Frazer
princevictormilner.jpgjpg princevictormilner.jpg manage 192 K 28 Apr 2022 - 12:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r18 - 28 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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