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(TB) 'Blue Bird'

1919 Bliss

'Blue Bird' (Arthur Bliss, 1919) TB, Midseason bloom, Color class-B1M, 'Flavescens' X 'Macrantha'). Gardeners' Chronicles 14 June 1919; Wallace 1919; Sheets 1928; Wild 1939; AAA 139.

Not to be confused with Ji 'Blue Bird', Sib 'Blue Bird', Spec 'Bluebird'

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From R. Wallace Co. catalog, 1922: BLUE BIRD (Bliss, 1919). Small-sized, self-coloured, flowers of the brightest blue. Falls at right angles to the standards. A very unusual type of flower on account of its intense blne colouring. 2-1/2 ft. C V. 5/- each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: BLUE BIRD (Bliss). A blue self variety from 33 to 40 inches high, taller than Wedgewood but not as dark in color as Blue Jay. $1.00

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Topic revision: r5 - 26 May 2021, TLaurin
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