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(SPU) 'Blue Corsage'

1956, Corliss

'Blue Corsage' (Philip Corliss, R. 1955). Seedling 55-S-2. height 48" (122 cm), Early spuria bloom season, pale wisteria blue self. 'Two Opals' X Nies blue seedling. Honorable Mention 1958. Fairmount, 1956.

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From AIS Bulletin #141, April 1956 Introducing BLUE CORSAGE (Two Opals x Sdlg.) 48" E. Huge ruffled open flower of light blue and gold. Available FAIRMOUNT GARDENS only. Arizona Mission.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1958: BLUE CORSAGE No. 55-S2 (Corliss 1956) E. This beautiful Spuria was bred from Lark Song and Two Opals and combines many fine qualities of these two famous iris. The clear, medium blue flowers with large flaring segments have gold signals and radiating lines that blend into the lacy ruffled borders, and over all there is a sparkling sheen. Delightful for corsage work, flower arrangement or garden beauty, it is a handsome early blooming variety with four pair of large six to seven inch flowers well spaced on tall sturdy stalks. 48 in. $25.00.

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