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■(TB) 'Angelus'

1937, Egelberg

'Angelus' (Leo Egelberg, R. 1937) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-S7L. 'Elizabeth Egelberg' x 'Député Nomblot'. Egelberg 1937, Schreiner 1937. Honorable Mention 1938; Award of Merit 1939.

Nursery listings: Egelberg 1937; Schreiner 1937.

Additional nursery catalog references: Dreer's 1949; Fairmount 1942; Tell 1947.

ANGELUS. (Egelberg, 1937). One of the highlights of our 1936 blooming season was the appearance of this new pink blend, which for size, substance, breadth of petal, and freshness of tone surpasses anything in its color section that we have seen. Although irises in every color-group have undergone a wonderful improvement in recent years, being incomparably larger and more beautiful than the varieties of ten or even five years ago, the pinks as a class have lagged slightly in respect to improvement in size, heaviness of petals,and, often, breadth of falls (one of the essentials of fine form in irises). Angelus affords a happy exception to this rule, its size, substance, copiously formed falls and courtly bearing ranking it alongside the great Depute Nomblot, from which it is derived. (See illustration on page 2.) In color Angelus in a delectable blend of fresh light pink in the standards (which are also unusually broad and finely domed) and a similar pink in the falls, which exhibit a slight lavender iridescence just below the bright lemon beard. Throughout the haft, claws, and base of the standards there is a generous but delicate infusion of lemon yellow. Because of the subtle balance of color tones and fine silken texture, Angelus is an exquisitely harmonious blend, while remaining, however, in general effect one of the pinkest irises thus far produced. A well branched iris; 34 inches tall. Price, each $20.00. (Schreiner's, 1937).

ANGELUS. Domed S. lovely mauve pink and F. with a beautiful sheen; well branched very low, very vigorous. (Lewis, 1939, p. 9).

ANGELUS (Egelberg 1937) M.L. One of the best pink blends. The color effect is pink with a slight lavender flush below the lemon yellow beard. Exceptionally heavy substance. Strong sturdy stalks. H.M., A.I.S. 1938. A.M., A. I.S. 1939. Per. R. 90 1939. 35 in. $.75. (Fairmount, 1942, p. 10).

ANGELUS is also large, but I would like it a little better if it grew taller. It is not quite so pink as the other two[AUBANEL and SANDIA], but has a pleasing pearly tone. It blooms late. (Wills, 1943, pp 14-15).

The very late ANGELUS, with its tantalizing odor of root beer is, to me, indispensable. Upon opening, the ruffled standards are a muted ashes of rose which soon clears to a fresh, light pink. The broad falls are the most indescribable shades of pink and lavender and blue, opalescing with every change of light. (McCombs, 1948, p. 54).

ANGELUS. 3 ft. One of the finest orchid-pink Iris. A new self with shimmering mauve iridescence on the falls. 60c each; 3 for $1.50; $4.75 per doz. (Dreer's, 1949, p. 21).

See below: * * References


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.
American Iris Society. (1938). Awards of the American Iris Society for 1938. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 71(October 1938), 37.
Wills, J. (1943). Older iris I would buy again. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 89(April 1943), 12-18.
American Iris Society. (1939). Awards of the American Iris Society for 1939. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 73(April 1939), 65.
American Iris Society. (1941). Illustration, color slide. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 83(October 1941), 30.
Dreer’s. (1949). 1949 fall bulb catalog. Biodiversity Heritage Library. Retrieved from
Fairmount Gardens. (1942). Nursery catalog for summer 1942, spring 1943. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
Lewis, Mrs. H. (1939). Varietal notes 1938. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 72(January 1939), 9-21.
McCombs, L. (1948). A critical evaluation of older iris. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 110(July 1948), 53-60.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 96). The American Iris Society.
Schreiner's Iris Gardens. (1937). An iris lover's catalog. American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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