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■(TB) 'Cross Country'

1963, Knocke

'Cross Country' (Frederick Knocke, R. 1962). Seedling# K-3. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-B1L, Light blue self. 'Harbor Blue' X 'Cliffs Of Dover'. Soo-Preme 1963. Honorable Mention 1964; Award of Merit 1966.

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Cross CountryPhoto scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection


From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing CROSS COUNTRY (Sdlg. K-3, Dr. Knocke). M, 36". A scintillating, large light blue iris, very wide hafts and heavy substance that withstands wind and rain. The standards and falls are well balanced, very ruffled. Beard blue tipped white, branching very good. Many said it was the best iris seen at K.C. convention under number. Truly a fine iris. A vigorous increaser-allows us to offer it at Net $25.00; 4 div. for $75.00. Soo-Preme Gardens.
Last year CROSS COUNTRY (Knocke '63) was not up to its rave notices in California; but this year it did itself proud. It is another huge (apparently a necessary quality for a good blue!) ruffled pale blue. [Joseph Ghio, “The 1965 Iris Season in Review,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 80-81.]

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