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■(TB) 'Top Of The World'

1961, Albright

'Top Of The World' (Margaret Albright, R. 1959). Seedling# 58-01. TB. Midseason bloom. Standards blue; falls white; blue beard. 'Blue Sapphire' X 'Blue Flight'. Tell 1961. High Commendation 1959 as seedling# 58-01; Honorable Mention 1962. Tell's Iris 1961.

This year Tell Muhlestein will introduce TOP OF THE WORLD for Margaret Albright. A grandchild of CHIVALRY (BLUE SAPPHIRE X BLUE FLIGHT), neither white nor blue, but an unusual, and completely lovely, combination of both, TOP OF THE WORLD might be called a reverse amoena. Standards are light blue, falls blue white; a heavy bluish beard gives the impression of shadows on new drifted snow. Heavily substanced, silken textured, wide petaled, and ruffled, its beauty returns, like a well-loved melody, to add to the conviction that progress, in the realm of iris, is forging rapidly ahead. (Hamblen, Mrs. J., 1961, pp. 9-10).

See below:

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Hamblen, Mrs. J. (1961). Drama of progress. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 161(April 1961), 9-12.
Tell’s Iris Gardens. (1961). Nursery catalog. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Top of the World.1961.Albright.jpgjpg Top of the World.1961.Albright.jpg manage 362 K 08 May 2020 - 17:21 UnknownUser Original catalog description scanned by David Potembski from Tell's catalog, 1961, p. 3.
topoftheworld01.JPGJPG topoftheworld01.JPG manage 300 K 30 Jun 2016 - 02:55 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
Topic revision: r13 - 31 Jul 2020, DavePotemski
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