'Top Of The World' (Margaret Albright, R. 1959). Seedling# 58-01. TB. Midseason bloom. Standards blue; falls white; blue beard. 'Blue Sapphire' X 'Blue Flight'. Tell 1961. High Commendation 1959 as seedling# 58-01; Honorable Mention 1962. Tell's Iris 1961.
ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION ORIGINAL CATALOG DESCRIPTION::
|This year Tell Muhlestein will introduce TOP OF THE WORLD for Margaret Albright. A grandchild of CHIVALRY (BLUE SAPPHIRE X BLUE FLIGHT), neither white nor blue, but an unusual, and completely lovely, combination of both, TOP OF THE WORLD might be called a reverse amoena. Standards are light blue, falls blue white; a heavy bluish beard gives the impression of shadows on new drifted snow. Heavily substanced, silken textured, wide petaled, and ruffled, its beauty returns, like a well-loved melody, to add to the conviction that progress, in the realm of iris, is forging rapidly ahead. [Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 9-10.] A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 9-10.]|
Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy
"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."
Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.
-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
|jpg||Top of the World.1961.Albright.jpg||manage||362 K||08 May 2020 - 17:21||Main.davepote||Image scanned by David Potembski from Tell's catalog, 1961.|
|JPG||topoftheworld01.JPG||manage||300 K||30 Jun 2016 - 02:55||Main.TLaurin||Photo by HIPS Archives|