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(TB) 'Heath Crest'

1950, Whiting

'Heath Crest' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1950). Seedling# 47-9. TB, 38" (97 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-RP1, Mallow-pink self. 'Nylon' x Loomis 'SQ 72'. Maple Valley 1950.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1950: HEATH CREST No. 479 (NYLON X LOOMIS S.Q. 72). M.-La., 38-40 inches. Mallow pink self with heavy tangerine beard. Especially interesting for breeding but effective in the garden if carefully placed as it is tall and high branched. Very prolific of bloom and increase. $5.00.
From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1951: HEATH CREST. Whiting 1950. No. 479 (NYLON X LOOMIS S Q 72). Mid-season to late. 40 inches. Mallow pink, a shade often associated with heather, with a heavy tangerine beard. When the late Hans P.Sass visited our garden in May of 1949, he considered this seedling to be the most valuable one in the garden for breeding. He and Henry, who brought him for this last visit, each carried a stalk of it home to use the pollen. So—for use in breeding, not as a finished iris, we offer it to those of you who are interested. Plants very strong, hardy and free with bloom, pollen and increase. $4.00.

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Topic revision: r7 - 12 Mar 2018, Betsy881
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