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â– (TB) 'Breathless'

1962, Schirmer

'Breathless' (Carl Schirmer, R. 1957). Seedling# 278-B. TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-R1L, Light pink self. 'Radiation' X 'Ballerina'. Schreiner 1962.

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From Schreiner’s catalog, 1962: BREATHLESS (Carl Schirmer 1962) EM. 38". We have the pleasure this year of introducing an entrancing new flamingo pink by an amateur hybridizer and a long time officer in the American Iris Society. Our ektachrome has exaggerated the veining which is not noticeable in the actual flower, which is, in reality, exceptionally smooth. Breathless is not a deep pink but perhaps because of greater opaqueness than most pink iris possess, it somehow seems pinker. Form, branching, carriage are all ideal. Anyone who attended the National Convention at Syracuse, N.Y. remembers this lovely flower in Pres. Randolph's garden. It is beautifully tailored in form, beautiful flamingo pink in color with a coral beard. Truly a superbly beautiful ruffled iris that will glorify your garden and endear itself to the discerning eye. Pictured to right. HC 1958. $25.00.
From AIS Bulletin #170, July 1963:43. "Breathless (C. Schirmer). Smooth flamingo pink; good form and branching."

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Topic revision: r12 - 13 Sep 2020, TLaurin
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