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(TB) 'Marion Marlowe'

1957, Benson

'Marion Marlowe' (Cliff Benson, R. 1954). Seedling# 54-18. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. White self, beard white down into throat. 'Spanish Peaks' x Cloudless Sky: ('Helen McKenzie' x 'Jane Phillips'). C. Benson 1957.

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From AIS Bulletin #145, April 1957. Introducing MARION MARLOWE-(Spanish Peaks X (Cloudless Sky: Helen McKenzie x Jane Phillips). By all known present-day standards, this iris has no peer. Perfectly formed, pure white iris are very scarce. Combining the Loomis-Watkins lines, it was only natural that something good would result. All seedlings from this cross, in various shades of blue and white, were quite worthwhile. The most perfect seedling of the cross was admired and selected by Miss Marlowe during a visit to the garden. With symmetry of form, this┬Ěchaste white iris possesses a magnolia-like quality and has broad blossoms that are perfect in every respect and completely white throughout with the exception of a "touch" of green in the throat. Standards are ruffled, full, domed, and closed; falls are waved, gracefully semi-flared, and wide. The beard is snowy white. Mid-season, 38", H.C.'54 $20.00. Cliff Benson.

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