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(TB) 'Sailor Hat'

1999, Henderson

'Sailor Hat' (Isabelle Bowen Henderson by Philip Edinger, R. 1999). Seedling# 49-8. TB, 39" (99 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards light cream; falls white, narrow ruffled yellow border, reverse solid yellow, flared. Parentage unknown. Fairmount 1955.

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From Fairmount Gardens, 1955: SAILOR HAT (Henderson 1955) E. M. Mrs. Henderson has christened this iris Sailor Hat, and while the flower is as firm and flaring as an old time sailor hat, yet I do not think it really portrays the fascinating form of this clean cream and white bloom that is a quite different and charming flower. Picture a crisply styled bloom with broad firm standards of light cream and flaring falls of white with a contrasting neat yellow ruffling that gives a jaunty whirl to the very border and you will have some idea of its beauty. Another fascinating touch is the yellow color on the underside of the white falls that is reminiscent of Star Shine. When it first bloomed the late Mr. Junius Fishburn expressed warm approval of it. Exceptionally floriferous, firm substanced, and well branched. It received an H. C., A. I. S. 1954 under the number 49-8. 39 in. $15.00

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