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(TB) 'Esquire'

1944, Lothrop

'Esquire' ( Lena Lothrop, R. 1944). TB, Midseason bloom, Color Class-B1D. Seedling #L8-40 x 'Brunhilde'.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1948: ESQUIRE (Lothrop 1945) M. L. Tall and commanding, this deep blue purple iris is as dark as Brunhilde (one of its parents) but with better form and taller. The flowers are crisp and firm with a smooth sheen over all that adds to its beauty. Large blooms on 4 way branching stalk. HM, AIS 1947. 45 in. $15.00.
From Milliken Gardens catalog, 1952: ESQUIRE (Lothrop) A uniform dark blue-purple in which the coloring runs to the very bottom of the throat. It is richly colored, but is not velvety. The form of the flowers, the substance, and the branching are all excellent. It is held in high regard by those who have seen it. 3-1/2 ft. $1.50.
 

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