■ (TB) 'Blue Tulip'
( Frederick Knocke
, R. 1962). Seedling K-5. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1G, Fancy, blue self with green mid-ribs; tulip-shaped, no beard or anthers. 'Cliffs Of Dover'
X 'Harbor Blue'
. Tell 1964. a Novelty Iris
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| While at the Loomis' garden in Colorado Springs last year, during the 1963 A.I.S. convention, we saw Dr. F. J. Knocke's novelty, BLUE TULIP. This will be a delight to flower arrangers and will be useful, as well, to those hybridizers who may be working for other forms in T. B. irises. This carries stigmas, but no pollen so will have to be used as a pod parent. A goodly stock permits a low introductory price. Its pedigree being what it is could make it useful, as well, for breeding whites, blues and other colors, including blue amoenas if used with them, and some unusual colors could result, producing, perhaps every other petal of white or some "Emma Cook-type" flowers. The plicata pattern may be bred into the line and should only take two generations to accomplish. (Tell’s Iris Gardens, 1964, p. 1).
| BLUE TULIP (Dr. F. J. Knocke '64) M 38 in. (Cliffs of Dover x Harbor Blue) Here is an unusual novelty which many saw in Dr. Loomis' garden during the 1963 convention. A blue self with greenish midribs—tulip-shaped has no beard or anthers. An arrangers' delight. Plentiful stock. #K 5. $5.00 (Tell’s Iris Gardens, 1964, p. 4)
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