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■(LA) 'Frances Elizabeth'

1961, Rix

'Frances Elizabeth' (Sam Rix, R. 1957). LA, 24" (61 cm), Late bloom. Color Class-VRO1, Purplish-bronze self, dark mulberry-purple spine in standard; clear gold signal. Unknown. Melrose 1961. Honorable Mention 1962; DeBaillon Award 1965.

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From AIS Bulletin #161, April 1961. Introducing FRANCES ELIZABETH (Sam Rix). A Louisiana Iris bred in New Zealand. Most exciting form we have seen in this class. Huge flowers in rose carmine. Moderately tall, vigorous. Net $15.00. Melrose.
From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1965: FRANCES ELIZABETH (Sam Rix) HM '61 & runner up for the MSD Award '63 & 64. Magnificence in rich carmine rose, the petals a bit lighter in tone than the sepals. Both are wide and spreading, ruffled and of good substance. Vigorous plant growth. 5.00.
From AIS Bulletin #333, April 2004: FRANCES ELIZABETH - We are very pleased to re-introduce FRANCES ELIZABETH, winner of the Mary Swords DeBaillon award as the top Louisiana iris of 1965. This iris had been lost to commerce in the U.S. but has been returned through the efforts of a member of the Society of Louisiana Irises from New Zealand, home of hybridizer Sam Rix. We will donate 50% of the sales proceeds to the Society. Iris City Gardens.

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-- MdFaith - 2010-02-27

  • The first to be awarded outside the United States. -- StephanieBoot - 07 Jul 2010
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Frances_Elizabeth_091e2.jpgjpg Frances_Elizabeth_091e2.jpg manage 58 K 07 Jul 2010 - 08:23 Main.rivdel Flowering in New Zealand. Photo Stephanie Boot
LaFrancesElizabethSLI2005.jpgjpg LaFrancesElizabethSLI2005.jpg manage 69 K 27 Feb 2010 - 23:36 Main.mdfaith SLI 2005 Check List
franceselizabethIC.jpgjpg franceselizabethIC.jpg manage 23 K 14 Dec 2011 - 23:26 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Iris City Gardens
franceselizabethIC16.jpgjpg franceselizabethIC16.jpg manage 12 K 17 Jun 2016 - 20:28 Main.Betsy881 Detail of photo by Betsy Higgins
Topic revision: r14 - 13 Feb 2019, Betsy881
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