■(TB) 'Country Manor'
, R. 1972). Seedling# 20-70. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white; falls white with light yellow hafts; yellow beard; ruffled. 'Cup Race'
X seedling# 1-66: 'Swan Ballet'
x 'Rippling Waters'
). Eleanor Kegerise 1973. President's Cup 1973
| From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing COUNTRY MANOR. Sdlg. 20-70 T.B. M-L 38-40 in. Cup Race X 1-66 (Swan Ballet x Rippling Waters). A large ruffled creamy white. Light yellow hafts and yellow beard create a DREAM DATE glowing center. Nicely held standards and rounded falls. An exceptionally strong well-branched stalk having three branches and terminal-at times an additional spur. It consistently blooms with three open flowers at one time. But count nine. A good increaser and fertile both ways. Indeed a show stalk. HC '72. $25.00. Eleanor Kegerise.
| COUNTRY MANOR (Kegerise '73) also was first seen at the Philadelphia convention . And it was really seen, for it went on to win the President's Cup. A tall, perfectly branched cream-with as many as five open flowers at once on a stem-it has really excellent plant habits, increasing rapidly and producing good bloom on first year plants. [James McWhirter, “Reflections and Anticipations,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Vol. 57, No. 221 (April 1976): 14.]
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