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(LA) 'Gretna'

1942, DeBaillon/Dorman

'Gretna' ( Mary DeBaillon/ Caroline Dormon, R. 1942) LA. Color Class-B1M. Collected wild in vicinity of New Orleans, La. by DeBaillon. Recorded as Vinie in 49 Checklist; Class renamed Louisiana Iris.

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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1949: GRETNA This bewitching violet-blue member of the Louisiana group provides just the contrast needed for some of the lighter flowering varieties. The flower itself is fully 6-1/2 inches across and is borne on long 30 inch stems. $3.50; 3 for $9.09.

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