■(TB) 'Carissima'

1954, Nesmith

'Carissima' (Elizabeth Nesmith, R. 1954). Seedling# 49-87B. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-W1, White self, beard pale cream, tipped white. ('Lady Boscawen' X seedling# 45-52A: ( 'Sierra Snow' x seedling# 43-62D) x ('Chicory Blue' x 'Azure Skies')). Fairmount 1955.

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From Fairmount Gardens, 1955: CARISSIMA (Nesmith 1955) M. Captivating and endearing this very ruffled and frilled flower of pure white is notable for its clarity of color and styling of the blooms. The standards are firmly domed and the semi-flaring falls are so heavily ruffled that the flowers have the swirling grace of drifting snow. Parentage Lady Boscawen x 45-52A (Sierra Snow x 43-62D) x (Chicory Blue x Azure Skies). A wonderful iris for hybridizing as it sets seeds readily and carries the extreme ruffling to its progeny. Pictured in January Flower Grower under "New Plants for 1955''. 38 in. $15.00
 



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