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■(TB) 'Ballerina'

1951, Hall

'Ballerina' (David Hall, R. 1950). Seedling 47-19. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-ROP1, Flamingo-pink self. 'Chérie' X 'Fantasy'. Cooley 1951. Honorable Mention 1951, Award of Merit 1953.

Note: Tb Ballerina, Seedling 46-14, registered by D. Hall 1947 (Tb Cherie x Tb Floradora) was not introduced. Superseded and released.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

See below:


From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: BALLERINA (Hall 1951) Each 2.00. Large, new flamingo pink of beautifully wide, fully fashioned form and delicate ruffling. It is a shade lighter than CHERIE, setting off the deep orange beard with great elegance. Heavy substance and sturdy, well-branched 3 foot stems. AM 1953.
"Ballerina, as I saw it on a single one-year plant, showed no superiority over Cherie, and was certainly less impressive than the big ruffled pink I saw in the Hall garden in 1947 under number 46-14, which was later registered as Ballerina. On looking up the catalog description of Ballerina I find it listed as seedling number 48-15, so there must have been a shift." John Dolman, Jr. (Pennsylvania), “From Aldan to Walden and Points North, Varieties Noted in 1951,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 15.


-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-09-21
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Ballerina01.JPGJPG Ballerina01.JPG manage 36 K 10 Dec 2014 - 04:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BallerinaBHI.JPGJPG BallerinaBHI.JPG manage 166 K 17 Nov 2011 - 14:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ballerina1.JPGJPG ballerina1.JPG manage 143 K 28 Aug 2019 - 02:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by A.H. Fischer
Topic revision: r20 - 14 Aug 2020, davepote
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