( Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1948). Seedling# 4240. TB, Midseason late bloom. Color Class-R4L. 'Mirabelle'
| From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: PATHFINDER (Whiting 1948) No. 4240 (MIRABEILE X ANGELUS) Midseason, 36 niches. This is a blend, but it has more true pink tones than any we have seen. The name indicates that we do not consider it the goal in pinks but it is a path finder. The blooms are very wide and full, of extremely heavy substance and glistening texture. The branching is too close but the stems are strong; the plants are rugged and prolific of bloom and increase. H. M. 1948. $20.00.
| PATHFINDER (Whiting) "A big, very wide-hafted pink blend which reminds one of its parent Angelus in its substance and form. It is a little too much on the lavender side to suit me but it is an impressive flower." [Jesse E. Wills (Tennessee), “Varietal Comment, Irises Seen in Nashville” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 71.]
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