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■(TB) 'Ballerine'

1920, Vilmorin

'Ballerine' (Vilmorin, R. 1920). Seedling year 1909. TB, 48", Midseason bloom. Color Class B3M, Light. Standards pearl blue with violet tinge; Falls manganese violet, bronzed outer haft; white beard tipped orange.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1910, Nouvelle série, Tome X, p. 329; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1909.
Revue Horticole, 1922, p. 237.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: BALLERINE (Vilmorin 1920) 9.4. One of the very finest lavender bicolors. S. broad and waved at the margins, of light blue-violet; F. a deeper blue. Very sweet scented flower, of large size, on stems 48 inches tall. A really grand variety. $1.00 each.
BALLERINE carries the same rating as AMBASSADEUR. It is a very large, fragrant, light violet-blue flower, growing 4 feet tall and blooms early. [Robert Wayman, "Best Twenty-five Irises", The Flower Grower Oct 1925: 404. Print.]
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wister%20Iris%20032%20--%20Iris%20-%20Ballerine.jpg
Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog: 1938, p. 6 - Note: year is 1919.

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Ambassadeur-Ballerine-Degas-Hussard.jpgjpg Ambassadeur-Ballerine-Degas-Hussard.jpg manage 92 K 20 Nov 2018 - 08:31 From Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog (1938), pp. 8-9
BallerineRT.jpgjpg BallerineRT.jpg manage 24 K 22 Jan 2012 - 15:08 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
Iris_germanica_Ballerine01.JPGJPG Iris_germanica_Ballerine01.JPG manage 41 K 21 Aug 2017 - 20:01 Main.TLaurin Photo taken in Paris-France-(Parc Floral de Vincennes) par E. Leau
ambassadeur-ballerine-magnifica.jpgjpg ambassadeur-ballerine-magnifica.jpg manage 160 K 02 Sep 2017 - 12:53 Revue Horticole 1922 (France).
ballerine01.JPGJPG ballerine01.JPG manage 636 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
ballerine02.JPGJPG ballerine02.JPG manage 686 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
ballerine03.JPGJPG ballerine03.JPG manage 682 K 30 Apr 2018 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r25 - 28 May 2020, Betsy881
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