'Chicory Blue' (Geddes Douglas, 1941). Seedling# Sdlg. 41-4. TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class B1L. 'Shining Waters' x 'Stella Polaris'. HC 1941.
|Mr. Douglas had an exceptionally fine lot of seedlings this year, and they were the center of attention in his garden. No. 41-4, named 'Chicory Blue', is well described by the name for that is the exact color according to Ridgway. It is a large, beautifully formed flower of medium blue; the clarity of color and splendid branching put it in the top rank of the new blues. [A.I.S. Bulletin 82:12 July 1941.]|
|CHICORY BLUE (G. Douglas 1942) M. A most appropriate name for an outstanding iris, the color being the same as Chicory blue in Ridgway. A large blue self with closely domed standards, slightly ruffled at the edge. The falls are broad and flaring, and in excellent proportion to the standards. Beard Chicory blue with undertone of orange in the throat. Full rounded flowers with firm substance and smooth finish. Strong sturdy four foot stalks with four branches evenly spaced below the terminal bloom. This iris under number 41-4 was highly praised by iris judges attending the A. I. S. meeting in Nashville in 1941, and was voted the award of Highly Commended. H. C., A. I. S. 1941. R. 91 1941. 48 in. $25.00. Fairmount Gardens Catalog. Summer 1942, Spring 1943, Lowell, Massachusetts.|
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