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■(TB) 'Snow Carnival'

1942, Graves

'Snow Carnival' (Robert Graves, R. 1940) Tb. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Santa Barbara' x 'Gudrun'. High Commendation 1941, Honorable Mention 1942, Award of Merit 1944.

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SNOW CARNIVAL (Graves 1942) M. The name is most appropriate for this iris is a very large pure white with the ruffled finish of wind blown snow drifts. The fluted standards are domed and firmly held together by the heavy midrib. The very flaring falls are ruffled at the edge with no markings to mar their clean cut beauty. Although the flowers are very large they withstood a forty-eight hour wind without being whipped and battered as were so many other iris at that time. Entirely different from 'Franconia' yet equally lovely, the whole flower reminds one of a ballet dancer pirouetting for the grand finale. Three branches and terminal. H. C., A. I. S. 1941. R. 91 1941. 39 in. $25.00. [Fairmount Gardens Catalog. Summer 1942, Spring 1943, Lowell, Massachusetts]

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