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■(TB) 'Christopher Columbus'

1992, Hager

'Christopher Columbus' (Ben Hager, R. 1992). Seedling# RE4670Bl. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom and rebloom. Medium blue self; beards blue white. Seedling# T3532: (('Geometrics' sibling x 'Ice Sculpture') x 'Avalon Bay') X seedling# T3961: (('Geometrics' sibling x 'Sapphire Hills') x ('Ice Sculpture' x 'Geometrics')). Melrose 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #285 April 1992 Introducing CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (Hager '92) M and Autumn 32". In recognition of the 500th anniversary (1492-1992) of Columbus' discovery and the opening up of a new part of the world (for better or worse). It is, of course, a blue ("he sailed the ocean blue"), and appropriately it blooms here in late September and early October (October 12 was the day). Here it also sends up occasional bloomstalks throughout the summer. Reblooming irises are "opening up" a new era in the iris world. We insist that the results will be more affirmative. BONUS ON ORDERS OF $70.00-or (on sale) $35.00. Melrose Gardens.

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ChristopherColumbus01.jpgjpg ChristopherColumbus01.jpg manage 63 K 06 Apr 2015 - 13:52 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the John Weiler slide collection
christophercloumbus01.jpgjpg christophercloumbus01.jpg manage 64 K 07 Mar 2014 - 23:11 TerryLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
christophercolumbus02.jpgjpg christophercolumbus02.jpg manage 64 K 25 Apr 2014 - 11:57 TerryLaurin Photo by Matilija Nursery
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