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■(TB) 'Lady Boscawen'

1946, Graves

'Lady Boscawen' (Robert Graves, R. 1942) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class WW. 'Purissima' x 'Cloud Castle'. High Commendation 1943, Honorable Mention 1946.

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Dr. Graves honored the nearby town of Boscawen with Lady Boscawen, wife of Admiral Lord Boscawen for whom the town was named.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves 1946) M. Frilled and ruffled as a debutante's first party dress, this very pure white seems to be even more lovely than the previous whites from Dr. Graves. A very large clear white self with broad fluted standards and extremely flaring falls delightfully ruffled at the edges. The substance is strong and firm and the flowers are well spaced on tall graceful stalks. An iris that has many fine qualities and always impresses one with its purity of color and beauty of form. Thoroughly hardy, having withstood many trying winters. H. C., A. I. S. 1943. 42 in. $15.
 
From Carl Salbach catalog 1949: LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves). A perfectly hardy pure white self, somewhat ruffled. Has withstood some of the severest winters in the far East. Broad fluted standards and semi-flaring falls. Very clear white. Heavy substance. 36". Mid-season. $7.50.


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Lady Boscawen.JPGJPG Lady Boscawen.JPG manage 76 K 06 Apr 2020 - 01:16 IrisP Picture from the collection of Iris from Milan Blazek in the Botanical Garden of Pruhonice
LadyBoscawenMV.jpgjpg LadyBoscawenMV.jpg manage 554 K 28 Dec 2018 - 16:36 Main.Betsy881 Photo from Maple Valley catalog
Topic revision: r10 - 06 Apr 2020, Harloiris
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