, R. 1954) Seedling# 1143. TB, height 36", Early to midseason bloom. Color code-Y4. Indian yellow and ruby red, beard orange-gold. Two seedlings of involved breeding, including 'Brown Thrasher'
, 'Chief Poking Fire'
, and 'Gay Troubadour'
. Wills 1957, Fairmount 1957. Honorable Mention 1957; Judges' Choice 1957, 1958.
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| From AIS Bulletin #145, April 1957. Co-introducing NASHBOROUGH-A rich and colorful variegata. Standards are Indian yellow; falls velvety ruby-red and very smooth. Little or no venations. Pleasing form and excellent substance. Good branching with an average of 9 buds. 36 inches. From two seedlings. Stock limited. $30.00. Jesse Wills.
| From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1958: NASHBOROUGH (Wills 1957) E. M. Rich and colorful this handsome variegata has been a great favorite with garden visitors since its first flowering. The ruffled firmly domed standards are Indian Yellow (6/3) with wide arched and flaring falls of rich Ruby Red (827/1) that have a velvety finish. The styles are the same color as the standards with the crests tipped ruby red, and the full gold beard adds to the life and brilliance of the whole flower. The development in variegatas has been slow, but Nashborough is a vast improvement in this class for it is very smoothly finished without the usual haft markings and venations that are often in a variegata. The flowers have heavy substance and withstand rain, cold, and heat without bleaching. Strong sturdy stalks with three branches and terminal. This iris comes from a complicated breeding with Gay Troubadour in its ancestry. H.M., A.I.S. 1957. 36 in. $25.00.
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