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■(TB) 'Birthstone'

1978, Babson

'Birthstone' (Sanford Babson, R. 1977). Seedling# V134-3. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards pastel greenish ecru; falls white, edged pastel greenish ecru; blue beard. Seedling# R21-1: (('Goodness' x ('Voodoo' x 'Storm Warning')) x ('Angel Curls' x 'Pretty Carol')) X seedling# R67-11: ('Apropos' x (('Blarney Stone' x 'Commentary') x 'Stargazer')). Melrose Gardens 1978. Honorable Mention 1980.

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Awaiting original catalog description.
BIRTHSTONE (Babson ’78). . .This is an exciting iris with lots of green influence, extremely smooth and clean. Standards are pastel greenish ecru; falls are white, edged color of stands. Beards are blue; branching and bud count, excellent. An excellent per- former. [F. G. Stephenson, (VA), “1980 Iris Season Reviewed in Virginia”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 239 (October 1980): 43.]

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Birthstone1.jpgjpg Birthstone1.jpg manage 56 K 25 Sep 2012 - 02:09 Main.davepote Taken in my garden, Reston, VA Zone 6B in 2012.
BirthstoneBHI.jpgjpg BirthstoneBHI.jpg manage 68 K 17 Nov 2011 - 15:17 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BirthstoneBHI1.JPGJPG BirthstoneBHI1.JPG manage 64 K 11 Aug 2021 - 15:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r15 - 11 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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