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(TB) 'Blue Diamond'

1938, Nicholls

'Blue Diamond' (Col. Jesse Nicholls, R. 1937). TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-B1L, Light blue-violet self. 'Miss Willmott' X 'Santa Barbera'. Nicholls 1938.

Note: There is also a bulbous iris 'Blue Diamond'.

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BLUE DIAMOND (1938) 36". Clear self of almost true blue; light but deep enough to give a positive garden effect. Does not fade. Blue-white beard. S domed. F flare widely. Medium to large. Splendidly branched. Good substance. Sweet locust fragrance. Silvery, sparkling and more nearly true blue than any other we have seen. The only one of ours in the world-wide competition at Rome, Italy, in 1939, it came first with a First Class Certificate; no Gold Medal was awarded. $6.00 (Peonies and Closing Out Sale of Irises catalog 1940, J.C. Nicholls, Sr., James Z. Nicholls, Ithaca, NY)
'Blue Diamond' also listed for sale in the following catalogs: Schreiner 1944,

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