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■(TB) 'Tishomingo'

1942, Caldwell

'Tishomingo' (Wentworth Caldwell, R. 1942) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class B1L.

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From Fairmount Gardens catalog 1942/43, TISHOMINGO (W. Caldwell 1942) M. L. A huge clear Wistaria blue self of very flaring form and the firmest substance that I have ever seen in any iris bloom. The standards are highly and roundly domed with very strong midrib. The falls are arched and decidedly flaring with a lighter flush around the beard that adds to the clarity of the color of the bloom. The beard is yellow in the throat blending out to pale Wistaria at the tip. A misty frosty flush envelopes the whole flower and accentuates the cool crispness of this beautiful sturdy iris. Unfortunately this iris did not bloom until after the A. I. S. members visited Mr. Caldwell's garden last May, but he can well be proud of this his first introduction. Three branches and terminal with first branch 15 inches from base of the strong very sturdy stalk. 42 in. $15.00.
TISHOMINGO (Caldwell), an exceptionally large clear wisteria blue self, appeared to be one of the most attractive and popular iris in the garden. It not only has size but also splendid form and substance. [McKee, William (1943). Noteworthy New Iris in New England, American Iris Society Bulletin, 90(July 1943), 13.]
TISHOMINGO, has very tall wistaria blue, grew well again for him and also did well for me. This is the plant that grows so tall and has such good substance that it got the birds in the habit of roosting on his iris, and even the best substance does not take that too well. [Wills, Jesse E. (1945). Iris Recollections, 1945, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society 98(August 1945), 9.]

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