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■(TB) 'Exotic Blue'

1958, Randolph

'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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Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ExoticBlue01.JPGJPG ExoticBlue01.JPG manage 65 K 11 Dec 2014 - 22:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ExoticBlue02.jpgjpg ExoticBlue02.jpg manage 213 K 27 Feb 2017 - 23:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Glanavon Iris Patch-New Zealand
ExoticBlueBHI.jpgjpg ExoticBlueBHI.jpg manage 101 K 18 Nov 2011 - 01:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TBExoticBlueVL61.JPGJPG TBExoticBlueVL61.JPG manage 51 K 15 Jul 2014 - 08:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Verna Laurin, AIS National Conv. Newark NJ 1961
exoticblue-jb.jpgjpg exoticblue-jb.jpg manage 21 K 17 Feb 2013 - 03:27 Main.Harloiris photo Mike Unser
exoticblue1.JPGJPG exoticblue1.JPG manage 156 K 12 Jun 2020 - 13:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
exoticblue2.JPGJPG exoticblue2.JPG manage 150 K 12 Jun 2020 - 13:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r18 - 18 Jul 2020, davepote
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