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■(TB) 'Pearl Chiffon'

1972, Varner  

'Pearl Chiffon' (Steve Varner, R. 1971). Seedling #884. TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards true lavender (blending of RHS 76C and 85D); falls light lavender (76D and 85D); lavender beard. 'Avis' X 'Rippling Waters'. Illini Iris 1972. High Commendation 1971; Honorable Mention 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #204 January 1972: Introducing Seedling #884, my true lavender reverse bitone that received 45 votes for HC '71, has been registered as PEARL CHIFFON (36". EML.) and will be $35 net. Send your reservation now for a number, as orders will be filled on a first come basis-no money until next June. This well-branched, weather resistant, elusively beautiful TB does have that individual personality, charm and substance that I look for first in judging an iris. Big, well-formed flowers have the "rare and fragile beauty of a woman and the sweetness of a confection," to quote one admirer. Give yourself a treat-order this nationally acclaimed Avis X Rippling Waters beauty now!. Illini Iris.
One of the really fine seedlings seen at Wichita, Steve Varner's #884, has given notice it intends to be seen in the same way here. A tall growing iris, its smooth tailored flowers of filmy light orchid have an appeal that assures a bright future. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]

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PearlChiffonBHI.jpgjpg PearlChiffonBHI.jpg manage 83 K 20 Nov 2011 - 19:55 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PearlChiffonBHI1.JPGJPG PearlChiffonBHI1.JPG manage 73 K 27 Aug 2021 - 02:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
pearl_chiffon_fl.jpgjpg pearl_chiffon_fl.jpg manage 46 K 12 Aug 2012 - 19:22 IrisP This may not be correct (should be tailored and no ruffles and much lighter tone)
pearlchiffon01.JPGJPG pearlchiffon01.JPG manage 847 K 28 Dec 2016 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Glenn Corlew slide collection
pearlchiffon03.JPGJPG pearlchiffon03.JPG manage 68 K 17 Jul 2014 - 19:11 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Lloyd Zurbrigg slide collection
pearlchiffon1.jpgjpg pearlchiffon1.jpg manage 132 K 01 Apr 2016 - 14:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon2.jpgjpg pearlchiffon2.jpg manage 149 K 01 Apr 2016 - 14:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon3.jpgjpg pearlchiffon3.jpg manage 90 K 22 Apr 2016 - 14:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pearlchiffon9.JPGJPG pearlchiffon9.JPG manage 338 K 19 Oct 2020 - 02:36 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1977 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
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