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(TB) 'Show Girl'

1944, Nelson

'Show Girl' ( Elias Nelson, R. 1944). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R4L. 'Rameses' x 'Prairie Sunset'.

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From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: SHOW GIRL (Nelson 1945). M. 38 in. A distinctive true self of blush-rose from Rameses and Prairie Sunset. It is regarded as the best pink seedling of Prairie Sunset. Heavy orange beard and haft when first opened. The flowers are large and well shaped. Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50.
SHOW GIRL (E. Nelson, 1945) : Blush rose, a true self. Difficult to get seed pods on it, but takes readily obtained when using its pollen. A cross with Hall 40-85 gave a series in 1946 of pink and red blends showing vigorous growth, strong stalks, plenty of size to the flowers and stalks mostly of moderate height with some tall. [Elias Nelson, (Washington), “Varietal Comments 1946”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 105 (April 1947): 99.]
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