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(TB) 'Mabel Taft'

1932, Wareham

'Mabel Taft' (John Wareham, R. 1923) TB. Color Class-B3D. 'Dominion' x unknown.

Nursery listings: Cooley 1932; Kellogg 1932; Katkamier 1932; Wassenburg 1938.

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MABEL TAFT. A giant Dominion violet blue, particularly outstanding among irises of this color class. Long admired by critics visiting the Taft estate, and Mr. Wareham has always been urged to introduce this. Each $10.00; three for $25.00 [Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932]
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1940: MABEL TAFT (Wareham) One of "the world's largest irises, having enormous blooms on tall powerful stems and large luxuriant foliage. The flowers are violet-blue with sheen of velvet on the falls. 3ft. 35c; 3 for 75c.
American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 153). The American Iris Society.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 339). The American Iris Society.

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