■(TB) 'Dutch Doll'
(Graham for Sass
, R. 1956) TB, 30-36". Midseason bloom. White and bright medium-blue plicata. Parentage not known. Melrose 1957. Honorable Mention 1957
| From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1957: DUTCH DOLL (H. Sass- H. Graham '57) Sdlg. No. 6-19. The Judges who have seen it have said it, "It's a great Iris". If you listen a little, while looking at DUTCH DOLL, you might just hear the clip-clop of small wooden shoes, but we doubt it, because you will probably be too consumed with admiration for the flower to be bothered with other matters. The clear blue-violet stitching on the spotless white ground of the wide standards and the solid violet style arms peeking out between, may very well suggest the embroidered cap of an appealing DUTCH DOLL and you might go so far as to see in the falls the glistening white apron of the doll with intricate fancywork carefully applied across the top of the apron, leaving the lower part without decoration, clean and starched. BUT it's really much more like an iris than a doll-and a good one. Huge ruffled flowers are carried on well branched 38" to 40" stalks - and those violet style arms peeking out! You won't soon forget this plicate once you've seen it, OR confuse it with any other. $25.00
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