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(TB) 'Anchorage'

1940, Grant

'Anchorage' ( Dr. Henry Lee Grant, R. 1939) TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-R4D. 'Alice Harding' x 'Summer Tan'. Grant, Fairmount 1940. Fragrant.

Nursery listings: Fair. 1940.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1942: ANCHORAGE (Grant 1940) M. The standards are clear wild strawberry broad and well domed. The very large semi-flaring falls are of the same hue deepening to garnet on the lower part and flushed chocolate brown at the wide haft. Beard orange. Warm and lustrous, the smoothly finished flowers are not marred by venations and are devoid of the purple tints often found in red irises. Excellent branching. Per. R. 86 1941. 40 in. $5.00.
Sold from the following catalogs: Fairmount 1940, 1942; Tell 1947.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 95). The American Iris Society.
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 35). The American Iris Society.

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