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(TB) 'Maxwelton'

1952, Norton-Maxwell

'Maxwelton' (Luke Norton and Alexander Maxwell, R. 1950). TB, 38" (97 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y/YD5, Gold and tan blend. ('Alexia' x unknown) X 'Cascade Splendor'. Iris Test Garden 1952. Honorable Mention 1952.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: MAXWELTON. (Norton, 1951). Cross between Alexia Seedling and Cascade Splendor. A tan gold blend. Deep orange beard. Haft highly lighted with gold. Standards topped gold tan lightening to gold at haft. Falls at haft, bright metallic gold, deepening to tan gold at bottom of falls. Huge flaring flower, 38 inches tall. A grand Iris. In the words of an Iris friend: "Maxwelton's blooms are bonnie." H. M., 1952. $3.00.
From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1956: MAXWELTON (L. Norton '51) 38". HM '52. A mighty fine iris from the hands of the late Luke Norton, certainly one of his best. Large flowers of metallic gold and bright tan on a fine stalk. Form and substance of the best. $2.00

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