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■(TB) 'Bar Harbor'

1958, Nesmith

'Bar Harbor' (Elizabeth Nesmith, R. 1957). Seedling# 53-36A. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B5, Standards sea blue; falls blending of sea blue and aconite violet, smoothly finished deep blue-purple. Seedling# 48-44C: ('Barbara Adams' x 'Gulf Stream') X seedling# 49-41A: ('Jane Phillips' x 'Sylvia Murray'). Fairmount 1958.

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From Fairmount Gardens, 1958: BAR HARBOR 53-36A (Nesmith 1958) M. Named for a famous summer resort on the coast of Maine and is suggestive of the clear deep color of the sea. This sturdy iris is a blending of Sea Blue (043) and Aconite Violet (937/3) and in effect is a firmly finished deep blue-purple of full rounded form, that has drawn the attention of many iris visitors. The blue tipped beard adds to the depth of color of the strong firm substanced flowers. Ideal in height with 4 branches and terminal. It is most decorative in the garden. 48-44C (Barbara Adams x Gulf Stream) x (Jane Phillips x Sylvia Murray). 38 in. $15.00

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Topic revision: r10 - 03 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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