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(TB) 'Franconia'

1942, Graves

'Franconia' (Robert Graves, R. 1941)TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class WW. 'Alba Monte' x 'Snowking'. Highly Commended 1941, Honorable Mention 1942.

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FRANCONIA (Graves 1942) M. Named for a snow capped peak in the White Mountains, Franconia was the sensation of the Boston Iris Show where it was given the award of Highly Commended. Cool and classic as white marble the extremely large firm flowers have exceptionally smooth texture and are carried on strong stalks that have as ideally spaced and proportioned branches as can be desired. The standards are perfectly domed with strong midrib. The falls arched and flaring, and in perfect proportionto the standards. A pure white self that sparkles and glistens as if dusted with frost crystals. A superb iris. H. C., A. I. S. 1941. 42 in. Illustrated on cover. $50.00. [Fairmount Gardens Catalog. Summer 1942, Spring 1943, Lowell, Massachusetts]

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