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■(TB) 'Bronze Beauty'

1884, Barr

'Bronze Beauty' (Barr & Sons, 1884). TB, Midseason bloom. Color code S6M.

Note: Images of the iris currently in trade under this name do not match the historic descriptions.

See below:

BB fall view.JPGBronzeBeauty01.JPG


From Fryer catalog, 1912: Standards clouded yellow; Falls ruby lavender, crests golden.
From Blue Hill catalog, 1912 and Farr catalog, 1910: Standards coppery-bronze; Falls velvety crimson.
From Purdys catalog, 1917: Standards yellow; Falls reddish lavender.
Florist & Pomologist December 1884, article about Barr
Other catalogs, Wing 1920, Vilmorin 1938
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 53: page 146, January 1928 Trials, note 1939 checklist says variety superceded


'Belle Chatelaine'


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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-11-17
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
BB_fall_view.JPGJPG BB_fall_view.JPG manage 648 K 12 May 2016 - 16:36 DaveinPA Just opened, rhizome from Winterberry, by David Prichard
BronzeBeauty01.JPGJPG BronzeBeauty01.JPG manage 40 K 13 Jan 2014 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Winterberry Gardens
Topic revision: r12 - 09 Jun 2020, Betsy881
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