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■(TB) 'Azure Skies'

1943, Pattison

'Azure Skies' Mrs. Ida Pattison, R. 1943) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class -B1L. Standards and Falls light blue. 'Crystal Beauty' x 'Snowking'. Fairmount Iris Gardens 1943. Honorable Mention 1944, Award of Merit 1945. (Also earned an Honorable Mention in 1943 under its original introduction name, 'Summer Skies'.)

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From Schreiners 1952 catalogPhoto scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collectionDetail of A.H. Fischer photo


AZURE SKIES (Pattison, 1943): Clear medium blue, fine substance, stands up days in hot sun. Calif. [“Varietal Comments” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103, (October 1946): 60.]
AZURE SKIES (Pattison '43) was in beautiful bloom. It is one of the most delightful of the light blue iris, having wonderful substance, very ruffled and flaring form with wide petals, all of which with its purity of color, make it indeed one of the finest flowers in this wanted color." [David R. Kinnish, O. S. B., (Kansas), “In Kansas, Missouri and Illinois,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 107, “Iris Ramblings” (October 1947): 39-40.]
Catalog References: Fairmount 1943; Tell 1947.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2012-02-15
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Azure Skies.jpgjpg Azure Skies.jpg manage 42 K 27 Nov 2017 - 16:16 BobPries From Schreiners 1952 catalog
azureskies1.JPGJPG azureskies1.JPG manage 138 K 27 Aug 2019 - 03:07 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
azureskies1edt.JPGJPG azureskies1edt.JPG manage 71 K 11 Nov 2019 - 16:04 Main.Harloiris Detail of A.H. Fischer photo
Topic revision: r19 - 28 Aug 2022, BobPries
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