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(TB) 'Citronella'

1922, Bliss

'Citronella' ( Arthur J. Bliss, 1922) TB. Midseason late bloom. Color Class-Y9D. ( 'Mme Chéreau' x 'Jacquesiana') X ( 'Queen Of May' x 'Cordelia'). Bliss 1922. Award of Merit (R.H.S.) 1922. Synonym: Cittronella.

Nursery listings: Wallace 1923; Bonnewitz 1923; Treholme (Sheets) 1928; G. Bunyard & Co. 1938; Rowancroft (Blacklock) 1938; Wassenberg 1938; Katkamier 1939.

Additional nurseries not listed: Bonnewitz 1927; Sam Carpenter 1927; Tip Top 1936.

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From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: CITRONELLA (Bliss) $7.50. This is the very best yellow Iris from England. Its carriage is perfect, and so are its standards, but the falls are somewhat of a disappointment, as they are smaller than they should be, and show too much of a dark shade to permit the variety to be called a perfect yellow Iris. It is in very great demand among breeders and collectors.
From Sam Carpenter Garden catalog, 1927: CITRONELLA (Bliss) This is the very best yellow Iris from England. Its carriage is perfect and so are the standards, but the falls are somewhat of a disappointment, as they are smaller than they should be, and show too much of a dark shade to permit the variety to be called a perfect yellow Iris. It is in very great demand among breeders and collectors. $5.00
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 166). The American Iris Society.

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