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(TB) 'China Lantern'

1933, Essig

'China Lantern' ( Edward Essig, 1933). TB. Early bloom. Color Class-S6. (Essig 1933); Millik. 1933; Berry 1937; R., 1932; ( 'Conquistador' x 'Lent A. Williamson') x 'Cardinal'.

Additional nursery listings: Milliken 1940; Wayman 1943.

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From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1940: CHINA LANTERN (Essig) This iris adds a new color note to the garden and is different from anything we have yet seen. The flowers are large with standards of old gold, strongly displayed in contrast to falls of red-violet. Of Cardinal parentage and perfectly hardy. 3-1/2 feet. 5Oc; 3 for $1.00.
Wayman, 1943: China Lantern—40 in. Huge flowers. S—old gold; F—Bordeaux. 0.30c.

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