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(AB) 'Silver Charm'

1948, Craig

'Silver Charm' OB- ( Tom Craig, R. 1948). AB, TMB, tall, Early bloom. Light blue self. 'Purissima' X 'Ib-Mac'. Craig, 1948.

Also listed in TB web: 'Silver Charm'.

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From Tom Craig catalog, 1948: SILVER CHARM (Craig '48)--Medium sized rounded flaring flower in pale cool grey, garden effect, pleasant light blue. Rapid increaser with fine foliage and well branched 30 in. stem. It is an exceptional garden plant. Oncocyclus hybrid. (Purissima x Ib-Mac) $5.00.
From Milliken catalog 1950: SILVER CHARM (Craig) Medium sized flowers of cool silver-grey- blue. Well rounded standards and slightly flaring falls. Hardy. 2-1/2 feet. $3.00.
From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1955: SILVER CHARM (Craig '48) E 30" (Purissima X Ib-Mac). This inexpensive light silver-blue with the darker flecking is well named-for it is charming. $.60
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: SILVER CHARM AB (Tom Craig, R. 1948). Seedling # NIA. TMB, tall, E. Purissima X lb-Mac. AIS Color Class: BIL (light blue self). '76 CL: Light blue self. Court of lris: "light silver-blue flowers have darker flecking." Rainbow: "A glistening grey-blue often strangely marked lavender and purple." Vallette: "pale blue, Mohr form." Craig, 1948. Notes: An OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '49, p. 219; ASI '76, p. 78; Vallette, p. 179.

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