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■(TB) 'Buechley Giant'

1932, Buechley

'Buechley Giant' (E. M. Buechley, 1932) TB. 40", Midseason bloom. Color Class-B. Blue. Buechley 1932. Synonyms: Blue Giant, Beuchley's Giant, Beuchly's Giant, Buechley's Giant. Related links: Novelty Iris.

Nursery listings: Besecker 1932; Wasserman 1932; Callis 1937[Beuchly's Giant]; J. D. Long 1938[Beuchley's Giant]; Katkamier 1939.

Additional nurseries not listed: Salbach 1936[Buechley's Giant] (p. 8); Tip Top 1936[Buechley's Giant]; Wayman 1943.

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Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitePhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by David Potembski, Presby 2016


From Carl Salbach catalog 1936: Buechley's Giant. A simply huge.light lavender blue bicolor that has been described as a glorified Lord of June. One of the largest iris grown, and considered by at least one grower to be his best seller. Mid-season. 40-in. $1.00.
Buechley Giant: (B) (Buechley) 1. Very fine, tall, clear-toned blue. Color is not sacrificed to size. Both very outstanding. (Ia.) 2. Great size the only feature. (Ill.) (There seems to be a wide difference of opinion on this iris for it was rated as low as 66 by one judge, and as high as 94 by another.—R.S.S.)
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 125, 142). The American Iris Society.
Wayman, 1943: Buechley Giant—50 in. E. Immense brilliant blue. A beauty. 0.35c.
BUECHLEY GIANT. Self. B1L. Buechley 1932. Brief: Large; light haft and styles; S. pale lavender violet fading lighter; F. pleroma violet fading to pale mauve at edge; 4 ft. Details: A spreading flower; S. erect; F. drooping with flaring tips; beard projecting, orange tipt. Remarks: Might be described as a paler Titan.

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-- BobPries - 2010-11-12
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IMG_7482.jpgjpg IMG_7482.jpg manage 344 K 21 Dec 2018 - 02:21 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016
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Topic revision: r17 - 12 Aug 2021, TerryLaurin
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