, R. 1934). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7D. pleasant fragrance. 'Rameses'
. Lapham, Gage 1936; Schreiner 1938.
| CHRISTABEL (Lapham, 1936) Each 50c; 3 for $1.25. Continues to hold its own with the newest red introductions. It is brilliant and very red in effect, glorious as a garden clump. Almost a self, smoothly finished, large in size and about 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1936; AM 1938. [Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 10].
| 1939 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 63:62 Oct. 1936; Bull. A.I.S. 71:37 Oct. 1938.
| This brings us to the reds. Here I would want again 'CHEERIO' (22), as a red bicolor; CHRISTABEL (23), as a red self, and 'RADIANT' (24), as an orange and copper bicolor. CHEERIO has most of its color in the falls, but these are very red. I am still inclined to think that CHRISTABEL is the best all-round red. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 16.]
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