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■(TB) 'William A. Setchell

1938, Brehm

'William A. Setchell' (George Brehm, R. 1938). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1D. 'Dolly Madison' x 'Purissima'?

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1939: WILLIAM A. SETCHELL (Brehm 1938). One of the most showy iris we have ever grown, a variety which is winning for itself as much attention and praise as did the first big yellows - for it is far and away the largest iris ever grown, being both tall and broad. Actual measurements show the flower to be consistently seven inches tall with immense falls 3-1/2 inches wide and 4 inches long. In addition, its color is compellingly regal and rich. The color is: standards of steel blue and falls of violet-blue adding great strength to its appearance of mammoth size. Tall, and wellbranched, with an ample quota of blooms, it flowers out with three of its immense flowers open at once with more to come - a magnificent specimen. The flower holds up as well as could be expected in view of its tremendous size. Bred in Seattle, Washington, this new giant flowered in perfect ease thereby indicating complete hardiness. Named for Professor William A.Setchell, of the University of California, by Mr. George Brehm, who is a camp-mate of the latter's at the Bohemian Club Grove. Mid-season. 42-inch. $17.50.
From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: WILLIAM SETCHELL. A huge bi-color of violet tone. Largest iris to date, holds its shape well. Distinctive. 60c.

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WilliamASetchel01.jpgjpg WilliamASetchel01.jpg manage 62 K 18 Dec 2015 - 21:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
WilliamASetchell.jpgjpg WilliamASetchell.jpg manage 113 K 24 Nov 2011 - 20:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WilliamASetchell01.JPGJPG WilliamASetchell01.JPG manage 56 K 09 Dec 2014 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
WilliamASetchell04.JPGJPG WilliamASetchell04.JPG manage 139 K 09 Dec 2016 - 19:27 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
WilliamASetchellAA.jpgjpg WilliamASetchellAA.jpg manage 36 K 07 Mar 2011 - 19:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
WilliamASetchellCT.jpgjpg WilliamASetchellCT.jpg manage 28 K 04 Nov 2011 - 21:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
williama02.jpgjpg williama02.jpg manage 24 K 21 Jul 2014 - 15:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris Hills Farm
williamasetchell-jb.jpgjpg williamasetchell-jb.jpg manage 54 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:28 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
williamasetchell01.jpgjpg williamasetchell01.jpg manage 122 K 14 Apr 2018 - 02:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Diversity Acres
williamsetchell6.JPGJPG williamsetchell6.JPG manage 75 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
williamsetchell7.JPGJPG williamsetchell7.JPG manage 83 K 07 Jan 2014 - 17:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by K.Brewitt 2013 Dallas Convention
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Topic revision: r22 - 20 May 2019, Betsy881
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