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■(JI) 'Warai-Hotei'

1956, Marx

'Warai-Hotei' (Walter Marx, R. 1956) Import. JI. Late bloom. Double. Light blue veined darker. Translation: Jovial God of Fortune. Marx 1956.
Note: 1939 Checklist shows Sakata Nurseries, Japan, 1915, as originator. Color Class 4BL. Same translation.

(Registered by Chad Harris, 2022, R. 2022) JI (6 F.), 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Style arms and crests very dark black-purple (RHS 83A), tufted; F. mid blue-violet (90A), darker veins, gold-yellow signal; Edo style, flaring form. Parentage unknown. Kotakaen in Japan, before 1910.

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References

From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: WARAI-HOTEI (Jovial God of Fortune) Each $2.50. A rare and most handsome variety. Intensely ruffled light blue with pronounced darker veining. Brilliant purple tufted center. Very late double.
 

Synonyms

Malmaison, President Harding, Waku-hotei, Warai-hotel; listed in Yokohama Nursery 1912 catalog as 'Waraihotei'

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waraihotel01.JPGJPG waraihotel01.JPG manage 913 K 12 Dec 2017 - 13:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
waraihotel02.jpgjpg waraihotel02.jpg manage 380 K 04 Jul 2020 - 11:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
waraihotel1.jpgjpg waraihotel1.jpg manage 106 K 06 Jul 2020 - 10:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
waraihotel2.jpgjpg waraihotel2.jpg manage 223 K 29 Jul 2021 - 11:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
waraihotel20.jpgjpg waraihotel20.jpg manage 193 K 01 Mar 2022 - 16:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
waraihotel21.JPGJPG waraihotel21.JPG manage 228 K 16 Jan 2023 - 15:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Chad Harris of Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm
Topic revision: r19 - 16 Jan 2023, TLaurin
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