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(TB) 'Cluny'

1920, Vilmorin

'Cluny' (Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie, 1920) TB. 36". Early midseason bloom. Color Class B7M. Vilmorin 1920. Certificate of Merit (S.N.H.F.) 1918. Seedling year 1912.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1916, 4e série, Tome XVI, p. 78; 1918, 4e série, Tome XIX, p. 70; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1912.
Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, plantes vivaces et à massif 1921, p. 50.
Peckham, E. (Ed.). (1940). Alphabetical iris check list: 1939, (p. 169). The American Iris Society.
CLUNY (Vilmorin). This is a really magnificent variety, tall growing, with flowers of the largest size. The colour is a lovely shade of pale lilac blue, the falls slightly deeper than the standards with brown veinings at the base. Highly recommended. (Whitelegg, 1921, p. 11).
G. G. Whitelegg & Co. (Kent, Eng.). (1921). G. G. Whitelegg & Co.’s catalogue of irises. catalog.
CLUNY (Vilmorin 1920) A.I.S. rating, 86. Standards wisteria-violet; Falls soft bluish-violet, evenly marked purple-brown on a cream ground at the haft and extending below the bright orange beard. A tall-growing variety, with large flowers that bloom early. 48 inchcs. 60 cts. each; $1.50 for 3; $5.00 per doz. (Indian Spring, 1927, p. 11).
Indian Spring Farms (Baldwinsville, New York). (1927). Beautiful irises.Catalog.
Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, Vol 53, p. 137, Pt. 1, 116-160. Jan. 1928, Trials.
CLUNY (Vilmorin). The standards of this tall Iris are light lavender, and the falls are darker lavender shading toward blue, with purple-brown markings at the base. We believe this variety should be as
popular as LORD OF JUNE, for while the color approaches rose, the height and the quality of the Iris are even better than LORD OF JUNE. $ 0.75 Three rhizomes for $2.00; one dozen rhizomes for
$6.00; one hundred rhizomes for $40.00. (Bonnewitz, 1928, p. 8).
Lee R. Bonnewitz, firm (Van Wert, Ohio). (1928). Descriptive list of peonies, irises, Oriental poppies: 1928. Catalog.
CLUNY A.I.S. rating, 80-80. Standards floppy, pale lilac-blue; falls drooping, deeper shade. Large blooms on tall stalks, three feet. Good foliage. $0.35. (Longfield, 1930, p. 23)
Longfield Iris Farm (Bluffton, Indiana). (1930). Williamson iris: 1930. catalog.

Nursery Listings

Vilmorin 1920; Treholme (Sheets) 1928;Rowancroft (Blacklock) 1938; Tip Top 1938; Katkamier 1939.

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