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(TB) 'Blue Parakeet'

1950, Waters

'Blue Parakeet' (Donald Waters, R. 1950). Seedling #1048; TB, 40" (102 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-BL1, Chicory-blue self. 'Bandmaster' x 'Azure Skies'. Longfield 1950. Honorable Mention 1953.

Note: 1959 Check List shows registration as "Blue Parrakeet."

See below:
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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: BLUE PARAKEET. (Waters 1950). A stunning new Iris. A lovely clear Chicory blue with a very decided olive haft reaching nearly an inch down the fall. The flowers are large, the tall stalks 40-43 inches, are widely branched. Heavy fragrance. Excellent. Midseason. Late. $3.00.
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1955: BLUE PARAKEET (Waters '50) 37". HM '53. Gleaming medium blue with chartreuse-olive brushing at the haft. $4.00.

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