■(TB) 'Elizabeth Noble'
(Kenneth D. Smith
, R. 1953) Seedling 53-20. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Bicolor. Standards open palest lavender soon paling to white; falls true purple; white beard, violet crests. 'Helen Collingwoo'
X seedling 9-62: ('Extravaganza'
X 'Fort Ticonderoga'
). Fairmount 1955. Honorable Mention 1955.
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1955: ELIZABETH NOBLE 53-20 (K. Smith 1955) M. L. This iris is my namesake for it has been given my maiden name. Sometime ago Mr. Smith said if I were willing he would like to name an iris for me and suggested I choose my favorite. I selected this one because having seen it as a numbered seedling I was thrilled by its arresting color, personality and vigor. It is an Amoena in effect with the standards opening palest lavender, quickly changing to white. The flaring and slightly ruffled falls are pure true purple to the very edge and have a rich very velvety finish with no haft venations or any other hue. The feathered crests are brushed with purple and the white beard adds to the color contrast. These two characteristics are the final touches for color, balance and beauty. A distinct break in the Amoena class. Parentage, Helen Collingwood x 9-62 (Extravaganza x Fort Ticonderoga) H. C., A. I. S. 1954 36 in. Net $25.00
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