'Gracelle' (Margaret Albright, R. 1953). TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class=RV1, Orchid-pink self, gold beard. 'Dreamcastle' X (seedling# 50-08; Muhlestein pink seedling# 4604 x 'Président Pilkington'). Tell 1955.
|From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog, 1955: GRACELLE (Margaret Albright). E.-M.-L. (Dreamcastle) x (Sister to Pink Salmon x President Pilkington.) Pinkish-lavender blend with an electric lavender-blue flush in the falls. Edges of both standards and falls are ruffled and laced. The flowers are very large, wide and clean, yet a little closely-bunched due to inadequate branching for such a flower, but those of us who have seen it know its quality and charm and I predict a great future for this beautiful iris as a breeder for many wonderful colors. It is out-crossbred. Tremendous rhizomes that are very vigorous, winter hardy and fast of increase. Fertile both ways. H.C.1954. $25.00|
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