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■(TB) 'The Bishop'

1937, Washington

'The Bishop' (Thomas Washington, R. 1937) TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class B7D. Honorable Mention 1939.

THE BISHOP (Washington 1937) M. A smoothly finished long flower of intense Bishop's purple. The standards are large and well domed, the large falls are slightly flaring, and of very firm substance and texture. H. M., A. I. S. 1938. Per. R. 87 1939. 38 in. $1.00. [Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, Fairmount Gardens Catalog, Lowell, Massachusetts, A Selected List of Bearded Iris, Catalog, 1948]

For a dark iris with a texture like satin rather than velvet, I would get THE BISHOP (13). It might just as well be classed as a dark purple, but either way I would want it as it is good every year. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 14.]

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IMG_7371.jpgjpg IMG_7371.jpg manage 301 K 21 Dec 2018 - 00:09 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 28-24.
IMG_7814.jpgjpg IMG_7814.jpg manage 362 K 21 Dec 2018 - 18:25 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 28-24.
TheBishopAA.jpgjpg TheBishopAA.jpg manage 43 K 07 Mar 2011 - 19:05 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
TheBishopBHI.jpgjpg TheBishopBHI.jpg manage 90 K 24 Nov 2011 - 00:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
the-bishop1-16.jpgjpg the-bishop1-16.jpg manage 264 K 02 Jul 2016 - 22:26 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r13 - 21 Dec 2018, davepote
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