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■(TB) 'Lois Craig'

1956, Craig

'Lois Craig' (Tom Craig, R. 1956). TB, 45" (114 cm), Early to late bloom and rebloom. Color Class-YR5, Blended Bokhara (M & P 47-L2), dahlia carmine, Brazil brown, rose ebony blazed bishop's violet. ('Redboy' x 'Mexican Magic') X ('Savage' x 'Molten'). Craig 1956.

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Lois Craig.jpgloiscraig1.JPGLoisCraigBHI.JPG


From M. Oliver Flower Farm catalog, 1958: LOIS CRAIG (Craig '56) E-M 45" This Iris is a deep toned symphony in reds, purples, and browns with light, cool, sky colors playing on the surface. The flowers are large and are borne on perfect, tall, strong and well branched stems of great vigor. H. M. '57. $17.50.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: LOIS CRAIG (Craig '56) EM-32". Reminds one both of iridescent plumage of tropical birds & light playing thru stained glass in an old-world cathedral--a vibrant deep red mingled with purple & brown, with sky colors playing on the surface. See color plate. Very large, stalks tall, widely branched. With Mexican Magic, Savage & Molten in parentage, no wonder it has dazzling brilliance. HM'57; RU-JC'58. Regularly $5.00; on $15 order, 2 for $3.95; on $25 order, 3 for $2.95.

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
LoisCraigBHI.JPGJPG LoisCraigBHI.JPG manage 101 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Lois_Craig.jpgjpg Lois_Craig.jpg manage 613 K 13 Aug 2015 - 20:58 Main.hrandiac This is a drawing from Tom Craig catalog.
loiscraig1.JPGJPG loiscraig1.JPG manage 76 K 13 Apr 2020 - 20:49 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1960 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r11 - 13 Apr 2020, TLaurin
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