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■(TB) 'Cloud Castle'

1944, Graves

'Cloud Castle' (Robert J. Graves, R. 1940). TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class B1L, Self, large light lavender blue, yellow beard. 'Sensation' X 'Gloriole'. Graves 1944. Honorable Mention 1944; Award of Merit 1949.

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From Carl Salbach catalog 1946: CLOUD CASTLE (Graves). Lovely pale wisteria blue of large size and excellent form. Standards are broad and roundly domed with distinct fluted edges. Falls are wide and flaring with smooth texture. Strong well branched stems. An iris that you will never tire of. 36". Mid-season. $9.00.
CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) : While its color is pale blue, it lasted in the hot sun for days. An excellent iris of good form and substance. Calif. “Varietal Comments” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103, (October 1946): 61.
CLOUD CASTLE (Graves, 1944) Each $2.00. Exquisite wisteria-blue with mauve undertone, a very large and majestic iris. The falls are slightly waved and ruffled, broad and widely flaring. A fit companion to Azure Skies, taller and more on the mauve side than blue. HM AIS, 1944. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12
1949 Checklist citations: Bull. A.I.S. 94:3 Aug. 1944; Bull. A.I.S. 115:5 Oct. 1949.

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