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■(PCN) 'Amiguita'

1951, Nies

'Amiguita' ( Eric Nies, R. 1947) 12" (30 cm) early to midseason bloom. Blue bitone, dark purple signal on wide flaring falls, edged ruffled. Volunteer I. douglasiana seedling. Lyon 1951. High Commendation 1948; Honorable Mention 1951; Am BIS 1970; Mitchell Award 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #121, April 1951. Introducing AMIGUITA (Niess '51) Similar to AMIGO, we have named this superb iris "LITTLE FRIEND." White Standards, Purple Falls. 12 in. HC. 1949. $4.00. Lyon Iris Gardens.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1958: IRIS DOUGLASIANA, AMIGUITA (Little Friend) Each 2.50. There is a quality in the beauty of small things that touches the heart strings. The name of this exquisite Douglasiana hybrid is, therefore, very much to the point. Our attachment quickly turns to admiration, however, as we notice the well sized 3-inch blooms on this 12-inch-high plant. The flaring, beautifully posed standards and falls are softest lilac-blue which serves as an elegant foil for the deep purple eye zone radiating out towards the edges of the falls, and with just a brush stroke of gold in the throat to give it contrast. A show piece in the garden bed, and when used in flower arrangements, it lends an air of festive dignity to a room. As a garden subject it is pleasing even out of bloom with its exceptionally rich deep green leathery foliage. Evergreen except in coldest districts. May-June flowering. Pictured on page 13.

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Amiguita1.jpgjpg Amiguita1.jpg manage 55 K 24 Jun 2011 - 03:32 Main.ksayce PCI Amiguita from SPCNI Photo CD
Amiguita2-BS.jpgjpg Amiguita2-BS.jpg manage 49 K 14 Mar 2013 - 01:48 Main.ksayce PCI Amiguita from Bob Sussman
Amiguita2.jpgjpg Amiguita2.jpg manage 47 K 24 Sep 2011 - 01:15 Main.ksayce From Lewis and Adele Lawyer photo collection
Amiguita9.jpgjpg Amiguita9.jpg manage 35 K 12 Nov 2022 - 19:34 Main.TLaurin Photo from the AIS Library
amiguita09.JPGJPG amiguita09.JPG manage 71 K 23 Apr 2020 - 18:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
amiguita2.JPGJPG amiguita2.JPG manage 827 K 23 Jan 2017 - 02:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
amiguta01.JPGJPG amiguta01.JPG manage 73 K 31 Oct 2014 - 15:15 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
amiguta02.JPGJPG amiguta02.JPG manage 60 K 31 Oct 2014 - 15:20 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
amiguta03.JPGJPG amiguta03.JPG manage 135 K 31 Oct 2014 - 15:22 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
amiguta04.JPGJPG amiguta04.JPG manage 69 K 31 Oct 2014 - 15:24 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
irisamigita5.jpgjpg irisamigita5.jpg manage 66 K 14 Nov 2018 - 03:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Skelmersdale-Broadleigh Gardens-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r17 - 12 Nov 2022, TLaurin
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