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(AB) 'Lady Lilford'

1916, Foster

'Lady Lilford' (Sir Michael Foster, R. 1916). AB, IMB, medium height, Midseason late bloom. Color Class S3D. Blue-toned white, blended with darker tones of blue I. paradoxa X I. pallida. 46 chr. R. Wallace & Co., 1916

Also listed in IB web: 'Lady Lilford'.

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From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923/24: LADY LILFORD (Foster) $5.00. This is one of the varieties I have been trying for three years to grow but without much success. I will be able to spare a very few roots of it this year, but I believe it should be grown under glass.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: LADY LILFORD (Foster '15) ML 20" (Paradoxa X Pallida). The dark purple blooms are accented by a black signal patch. $.50
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000:LADY LILFORD AB (Sir Michael Foster, BRS). Seedling # NIA. IMB, medium height, late midseason. I paradoxa. X I pallida. AIS Color Class-S3D (blue squalens, with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Blue-toned white blended with darker tones of blue. Vallette: "medium large blue-black self, black beard." R Wallace & Co., 1916. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 46-chromosome amphidiploid, an OB in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 316; ASI '76, p.49; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 178.
References; Fasciated Flower in The Garden, July 7, 1923

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