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■(SIB) 'Countess Cathleen'

1997, Schafer/Sacks

'Countess Cathleen' (Marty Schafer and Jan Sacks, R. 1997). Seedling S91-9-1. SIB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards very pale blue violet (lighter than RHS 91D), pale blue violet veining; style arms same, with yellow heart, tiny ruffles; falls pale blue violet (91C/D) with darker (93B/C) shoulder edge and veining; signals clean white, light green center, yellow at haft edges, veined blue violet (93B). Seedling S89-9-2: ('Isabelle' x 'Silver Illusion') X seedling S88-6-2: ('Isabelle' x 'Sailor's Fancy'). Joe Pye Weed 1997. High Commendation 1996; Honorable Mention 2001.

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Photo by Pilmore GardensPhoto by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,CanadaPhoto by SchreinerPhoto scanned from the 2003 Iris City Gardens catalogue by Terry LaurinPhoto by Sans Souci NurseryJoe Pye WeedPicture by Snowpeak Iris


From AIS Bulletin #305 April 1997 Introducing COUNTESS CATHLEEN - SIBERIAN. Schafer/Sacks (Seedling No. S91-9-1), 30", M. Like a sweet young girl dressed for dancing, Countess Cathleen is a contrast in peace and vitality - a pale iris that shines. The lightest of blue-violet falls blend imperceptably into clean white signals which are punctuated by blue-violet veining and just a glimmering of yellow. The shoulders are darker blue-violet, giving the falls added shape and depth. The pale standards and styles are both adorned with small frilly ruffles. Beautifully proportioned medium sized flowers on good straight stalks are carried just above the foliage. Four to five buds. HC 1996. S89-9-2: (Isabelle x Silver Illusion) X S88-6-2: (Isabelle x Sailor's Fancy). $30.00. Joe Pye Weed's Garden.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
CountessCathleen01.jpgjpg CountessCathleen01.jpg manage 107 K 31 Oct 2016 - 03:05 TerryLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
CountessCathleen4.jpgjpg CountessCathleen4.jpg manage 65 K 25 Nov 2013 - 19:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Sans Souci Nursery
CountessCathleenJPW.jpgjpg CountessCathleenJPW.jpg manage 68 K 08 Feb 2010 - 16:44 Main.mshadow Joe Pye Weed's Garden
countesscathleen02.jpgjpg countesscathleen02.jpg manage 46 K 29 Jun 2017 - 02:20 TerryLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
countesscathleen03.jpgjpg countesscathleen03.jpg manage 29 K 08 Jul 2013 - 22:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
countesscathleen1.JPGJPG countesscathleen1.JPG manage 56 K 19 Jul 2020 - 03:09 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the 2003 Iris City Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
countesscathleenSPIsib.jpgjpg countesscathleenSPIsib.jpg manage 58 K 18 Mar 2010 - 14:40 Main.mshadow Picture by Snowpeak Iris
Topic revision: r21 - 11 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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