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■(TB) 'Garden Magic'

1936, Grinter

'Garden Magic' (J. H. Grinter, R. 1936). TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason/Late bloom. Color Class_S7D. pleasant fragrance. fragrant. 'Wotan' x 'Ella Winchester'. Quality 1936. Honorable Mention 1937.

NOTE: 1939 Checklist - typographical error: H.M., A.I.S. 1927 should be 1937. Bull. A.I.S. 66:88 Sept. 1937.

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Garden Magic: (Grinter). Without a doubt the grandest red out; it has everything. An iris that will be desirable for years to come. Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 17.
GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter)-I finally saw it well grown in several gardens this year, and it is close to the top in the red class. Junius P. Fishburn, "Survey of 1940 Iris Season", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (July 1940): 54.

GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, 1936) - Deep red, darker than 'Display’; standards dull in color, falls drooping in smooth curve, venation on haft moderate; beard sparse; has good height and size of flowers; branching good. [Elis Nelson, "Varietal Notes on Red Irises," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 93.]

GARDEN MAGIC is one of my favorite reds so far as the individual flower is concerned, but it is a shy bloomer which takes some time to get established. Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89 (April 1943), 16.
Cooley's Gardens catalog 1946]: After 10 years this continues to hold a place right up in front amongst the best of red irises. A very late, very large and very velvety deep red self, it increases slowly and the demand always exhausts the supply. HM AIS, 1937. Each $1.50.

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