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■(AB) 'Mary McClellan '

1952, Craig

'Mary McClellan' (Tom Craig, R. 1952). EC, TB-onco. 50" (127 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-VB1D. Self, deep violet-blue. 'Blue Ox' X 'Chivalry'. Craig 1952. Honorable Mention 1954; White Award 1959.

Also listed in TB web. 'Mary McClellan'.

NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.

See below:
Mary Mc Clellan.jpgMaryMcClellan01.jpgMaryMcclellan11.JPGMaryMcClellan12BHI.jpgthumb mary mc clellan fl.jpgthumb Mary McClellan.jpg


From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MARY McCLELLAN (Craig '52) M-48". Except for Giant Mohr, largest Oncobred in existence. Mammoth vibrant deep violet-blue; stalks up to 45 to 50 inches. Four-way branching. C. White Mem. Award '59. Blue Ox X Chivalry. Reg. $2.00; on $10 order $1.30; on $25 order 95c; 3 for $2.40; 10 for $7.20.
From 1958 Melrose Gardens catalog: MARY McCLELLAN (Craig '52) the towering, beautifully branched stems carry flowers of dramatic proportions; classic nobility; a judge's dream of form; and deep violet blue that is clear and vibrant, lacking the dullness so often seen in this color class. A thrill and a spectacle seldom achieved in a flower. 10.00

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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
MaryMcClellan01.jpgjpg MaryMcClellan01.jpg manage 27 K 19 Dec 2015 - 14:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Argyle Acres Iris Gardens
MaryMcClellan12BHI.jpgjpg MaryMcClellan12BHI.jpg manage 52 K 01 Apr 2013 - 18:28 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
MaryMcclellan11.JPGJPG MaryMcclellan11.JPG manage 74 K 23 Aug 2021 - 15:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Mary_Mc_Clellan.jpgjpg Mary_Mc_Clellan.jpg manage 111 K 01 Mar 2017 - 19:55 Main.hrandiac Tom Craig drawing from Fall-1960_Spring-1961 catalog
thumb_Mary_McClellan.jpgjpg thumb_Mary_McClellan.jpg manage 13 K 01 Apr 2013 - 18:30 BetsyHiggins Photo in Ivan Craig Garden
thumb_mary_mc_clellan_fl.jpgjpg thumb_mary_mc_clellan_fl.jpg manage 2 K 01 Apr 2013 - 18:30 BetsyHiggins Photo by Iris Paradise
Topic revision: r9 - 30 Apr 2024, EdenSprings
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