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■(TB) 'Cloudless Sky'

1955, Graves

'Cloudless Sky' (E. Watkins for Dr. Robt. Graves, deceased, R. 1951). Seedling 46-121G. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1M, Medium-blue self. 'Helen McKenzie' X 'Jane Phillips'. Fairmount 1955.

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From Fairmount Gardens, 1955: CLOUDLESS SKY (Watkins-Graves 1955) M. The name is most descriptive of this light Cerulean Blue (46 /3) that has great purity of color and is void of any lavender infusion. It is a sister seedling of The Citadel and has the full rounded flaring form, but is more ruffled and displays the same superior character that is found in so many of their iris. Firm textured flowers on sturdy well branched stalks. It attracts the attention of all garden visitors and seems likely to be a close rival to The Citadel in popularity. Pollen fertile and sets seeds readily. 39 in. $20.00.

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