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■(TB) 'Commentary'

1963, Babson

'Commentary' ( Sanford Babson, R. 1963). Seedling# J72-11. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards buff; falls light lavender-violet, red-brown on haft; lavender beard tipped bronze. Seedling# E61-3 X ('Savage' x 'Red Shadows'). Melrose 1963. Honorable Mention 1964; Award of Merit 1967.

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Awaiting original catalog description.
A "kook" is nice to have around, and we loved COMMENTARY since we first bloomed it in 1964. It has performed consistently since that time. Odd with tannish standards and violet falls edged tan. A fine grower with lovely purple-based foliage. [Joe Ghio, “The Eye of the Beholder,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 43.]
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commentary01.JPGJPG commentary01.JPG manage 1 MB 28 Mar 2016 - 13:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
commentary1.JPGJPG commentary1.JPG manage 319 K 28 Sep 2020 - 01:31 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1971 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r17 - 17 Apr 2024, dougchyz
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