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■(TB) 'Violet Crown'

1931, Kirkland

'Violet Crown' (James Kirkland, R. 1928) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class B7M. Honorable Mention 1936. Kirkland 1931, 1938; Peckham 1938, 1939.

1939 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 63:63 Oct. 1936.

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From Quality Gardens catalog, 1937: VIOLET CROWN (Kirkland 1931) L. 40". A stunning iris of unusual and most attractive shimmering pale violet shades; it is a self, but the falls are slightly deeper than the standards. The form is perfect and the flower lasts a long time. One of the finest iris we have ever grown. Highly recommended. $.75.
From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1937: VIOLET CROWN (Kirkland 1931) L. 40 in. A large, beautifully formed iris of hazy violet tone. A pure self of unusual and attractive coloring. H.M. 1936. $1.00.
In lighter shades of purple, I would want 'INDIAN HILLS' (14) for its grand bright color to use with a deep yellow or orange, and VIOLET CROWN (15) because it has a distinctive, attractive shade all its own, a medium lavender or light violet which is entirely distinct from the blues. I have heard this last spoken of as a shy bloomer, but it has not proved so with me. It is sometimes classed with the mauves or mauve blends, but it has much brighter color than most of these. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89(April 1943), 14.]

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