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■(TB) 'Chosen'

1937, White

Millikin 'Chosen' (Clarence G. White, R. 1936) TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class-Y4M. ('Mirasol' x 'Purissima') X 'Rubeo'. Honorable Mention 1938; Award of Merit 1939.

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CHOSEN - The great new yellow from Southern California. Claimed to be solid yellow throughout, with no Dykes parentage, a giant plant reaching 50 inches in height. We have neither bloomed it nor seen it as this is written, but of course shall have done so ere this catalog reaches you. Each $25.00. (Cooley's, 1938). Retrieved from
CHOSEN - By all who saw it in a large group of seedlings, this iris was "Chosen" as the finest thing in the garden. It is a yellow, taller and larger than Lady Paramount and deeper in color-tone . The rigid stem is well branched, the substance of the perfectly formed flowers is thick and firm, the texture is fine and the color is clear. It is not related to W. R. Dykes, so the birthmarks of that variety will never appear on the flawless falls of Chosen. It is extremely vigorous in growth, is not subject to rot, multiplies with great rapidity, and blooms prodigally. The three-branched stems are usually 50 inches tall and the flowers 5½ inches wide by 5¼ inches high. Were it not for our policy to introduce irises at a moderate price, Chosen would be put on the market at $50.00. (Milliken, 1937). Retreived from
CHOSEN (White 1937) M. 50 in. A fine yellow from southern California that has won high honors. A tall, impressive flower of lemon yellow, it dominates the scene with large, well-formed flowers on beautifully branched stalks. It has bloomed well here for several seasons and seems reasonably dependable when given winter protection. It is pleasantly fragrant. H. M. 1938, A. M. 1939. Per R. 88, 1939. $4.00. From Maple Valley Iris Gardens(Whiting) catalog for 1941.

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