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■(TB) 'Shining Waters'

1933, Essig

'Shining Waters' (Edward Essig, 1930). TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M. (('Caterina' x 'Marian Mohr') x ('California Blue')) x 'Uncle Remus' x 'Moa'. Millikin 1933. Honorable Mention 1934, Award of Merit 1935.

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'Shining Waters' (Essig, 1933). The finest blue of 1934 or 1935 and we really need more fine blues. Beautiful clear campanula-blue. Tall well-branched stalks. [Tobie, Mabel Carey (1935). Iris Notes on Mrs. Thomas Nesmith's Collection, American Iris Society Bulletin 59(October 1935), 58.]
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1940: SHINING WATERS (Essig) A reflection of the clear blue western skies in still, shining waters. The best of the many smooth, clear blues obtained after years of progressive breeding along a particular line. The self color is about midway between the shades of the darker Sierra Blue and the lighter Pale Moonlight, yet it is really not a competitor of either. The firm, wax-like texture and perfect finish, symmetry, and poise of the falls and standards are enhanced by a bright orange beard. The flowering stalks are straight, three to four-branched and from four to five feet tall. It combines a smoothness and finish that is unsurpassed, with the size and poise of Easter Morn. Shining Waters is now generally recognized as the finest iris of its color. We introduced this iris in 1933 and have the largest and finest stock in the entire country. Our plants will amaze you. Illustrated in color on page 9. 50c; 3 for $1.00; 12 for $3.50.
In light blues, I would buy again SHINING WATERS (6), CASTALIA (7), and PAULETTE (8). SHINING WATERS is a little bit tender, but has bloomed with fair regularity, and I like very much its color, form, and stalk. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 13.]

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ShiningWaters01.JPGJPG ShiningWaters01.JPG manage 49 K 05 Dec 2014 - 20:18 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ShiningWatersAA.jpgjpg ShiningWatersAA.jpg manage 38 K 07 Mar 2011 - 17:47 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
ShiningWatersBHI.jpgjpg ShiningWatersBHI.jpg manage 103 K 22 Nov 2011 - 23:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
TbShiningWatersDE.jpgjpg TbShiningWatersDE.jpg manage 62 K 17 Aug 2012 - 18:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Donald Eaves
shiningwaters.JPGJPG shiningwaters.JPG manage 518 K 25 Jul 2018 - 20:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
shiningwaters01.JPGJPG shiningwaters01.JPG manage 80 K 22 Apr 2020 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1939-Robert Wayman-Rare Irises & Peonies catalogue by Terry Laurin
shiningwaters1.JPGJPG shiningwaters1.JPG manage 467 K 25 Jul 2018 - 20:30 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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shiningwaters3.JPGJPG shiningwaters3.JPG manage 111 K 22 Jun 2020 - 20:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
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Topic revision: r21 - 22 Jun 2020, TLaurin
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