'Grand Dame' (Lloyd Zurbrigg, R. 1973). Seedling# 69-29. TB, height 34" (86 cm), Early to midseason bloom and rebloom. Ruffled light to mid-blue self. 'Helen Keller' X 'Tyrolean Blue'. Avonbank 1976.
|From AIS Bulletin #221 April 1976 Introducing GRAND DAME. Huge, wide medium blue, heavily substanced and of noble carriage. 34", 2 & T, 7-8 buds. Occasional rebloomer in September in Virginia. Very fertile pollen; excellent parent. $25.00. Avonbank Iris Garden.|
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