■(TB) 'Mary Geddes'
(Mrs. Edward C.Stahlman
(deceased) by T. A. Washington, R. 1930) TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7L; Light pink to red toned blend or squalens. Nesmith 1931. Award of Merit (RHS) at Wisley, England 1933; American Dykes Medal 193
Note: Purple based foliage.
| From Mrs. Hires, in A. I. S. Bulletin for July 1930. A seedling raised by T. A. Washington of Nashville, and introduced by Mrs. Thos. Nesmith of Lowell, Mass. Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: MARY GEDDES. A genuine novelty. Indeed, it is one of the most stunning in color I have seen this year—or any year. It was so lovely we returned to it several times, going the following day to see it in its home garden, where it stood out among hundreds of seedlings. It is tall, the bloom well placed on a nice stalk. A self color of light ochraceous salmon, which should intrigue one planning for color in the garden. $17.50
| From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1937: MARY GEDDES (Washington) The latest of the Dykes Medal winners. It has held its popularity through the years since it first bloomed because of its unusual blend of soft salmonish pinks and light reddish tones harmonized by the ever-useful lavender shades. It is not a very large nor tall iris but adapts itself well to flower arrangements and makes an unusual and attractive mass of color in the garden. It is quite dependable. $1.50
| From Cooley's 1934 catalog: MARY GEDDES. In the forefront of American introductions during the past two or three seasons, and for that matter one of the finest and most distinct irises of all time. The color is light ochraceous salmon, the falls stained deeper. In our garden it has always exhibited 4-way branching habit, and is one of the longest lasting varieties. Very little stock available anywhere in the country. Awarded an A. M. at Wisley, England, in 1933. Each $6.00
| Mary Geddes: (Washington). Very brilliant—deserving of the Dykes medal and outstanding in the garden. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 18.]
| From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1940: MARY GEDDES (Wash. 1931). Dykes Medal, A. I. S.,1936; A. M., A. I. S. 1933; H. M., A. I. S. 1930. A very beautiful and unusual Iris. S. light ochraceous salmon; F. same shade overlaid Pompeian Red. Garden effect, orange salmon. Floriferous and vigorous. 38 inches. $0.25.
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