■(TB) 'Exotic Blue'
(L. Fitz Randolph
, R. 1957). Seedling 51-223-5. TB, 28" (71 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-VB1L, Light lavender-blue self, with darker center; brown beard, tipped blue. ('Mata Hari'
x 'Black Forest'
) x 'Wedgwood'
. Randolph 1958. High Commendation 1957; Honorable Mention 1958; Judges' Choice 1958, 1959.
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| From AIS Bulletin #150, July 1958. Introducing EXOTIC BLUE. $15.00. Lavender blue tinged with greenish brown, having a heavy matching beard which accentuates its exotic charm. 32". H.C. 1957. Runner-up for the President's Cup at the 1958 Annual Meeting. Randolph.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: EXOTIC BLUE (Randolph '58) EM-34". From our AIS President, Dr. Randolph, comes this hybridizer's dream come true. Of such spontaneous appeal it was runner-up for President's Cup the year it was introduced. Yes, it's exotic & quite different. A distinctive blend of lilac blue and greenish brown, with a matching olive-tipped brown beard. A connoisseur's Iris that defies comparison. Mata Hari x Black Forest X White Wedgewood. JC'59. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $2.95; on $25 order $1.95.
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