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(TB) 'Conestoga'

1937, Kirkland

'Conestoga' (James Kirkland, R. 1937) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y9M. slight fragrance. From seedlings. Kirkland 1937. Syn. Algonquin (Kirk.).

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From Iris City Garden catalog, 1940: CONESTOGA: A justly popular copper colored iris. Standards are gold and copper; the falls a gleaming red-copper. The petals are broader than are those of some of the other "coppers" and the blooms are carried on stems, low and widely branched. $3.00.
CONESTOGA - The standards are lighter copper, and the falls are wider than those of the above named varieties[ Aztec, Magnetawan]. A somewhat better form - 36". Raiser's description - Standards golden tan, falls brilliant red with copper tones. [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 34-35.]
 
1949 checklist - adds registration date of 1937.
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