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(TB) 'Blue Formal'

1964, Schortman

'Blue Formal' (William Schortman, R. 1962). Seedling# 1151. TB, 36" (91 cm), M-L. Color Class-B1L, Blue self. 'Indiglow' seedling X 'Sierra Skies'. Schortman 1964.

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From AIS Bulletin #172 January 1964. Introducing BLUE FORMAL. Sdlg. 1151. HC '62. ML, 36". Indiglow X Sierra Skies. After 10 years of blue breeding, we are especially proud to present this new, improved, near spectrum blue, wide, ruffled and nicely branched. $25.00. Schortman's Iris Garden.
BLUE FORMAL (Schortman '64) is the broadest, nicest formed medium blue around. It won the Rees Cup this year as the best regionally introduced iris in bloom at the time of the Region 14 convention, as well as being the runner-up for the Premio Firenze. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 81].

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Topic revision: r11 - 16 Apr 2018, Betsy881
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