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(TB) 'Pastel Portrait'

1948, Whiting

'Pastel Portrait' (Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1948). Seedling 4133. TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7L. 'Matula' x 'China Maid'. Maple Valley 1948.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1951: PASTEL PORTRAIT (W. 1948) No. 4133 (MATULA X CHINA MAID). M., 36 inches. Creamy pink and gold blend. Note correction in No. and parentage. $1.00.
‘Pastel Portrait’ is listed for sale in Mrs. Whiting's catalog for 1948 in a section she calls “Personality Parade for 1948". This is a group of irises that she had been selling under number to garden visitors. "So many people have urged us to name them, even suggested names for them. . ."

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