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(TB) 'Dora Longdon'

1918, Bliss

'Dora Longdon' ( Arthur J. Bliss, 1918) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6M. 'Queen Of May' x 'Cordelia'. Synonym: Dora Langdon.

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From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: DORA LONGDON (Bliss 1918) 7.8. A richly-colored Iris. S. delicate lavender, suffused yellow; F. rich, red lilac, paling to yellow at the base and on the edges, with heavy brown reticulations at the haft; beard conspicuous bright orange. Height 36 inches. Vigorous growing and free flowering. Very pleasing in massed garden effect. 60 cts. each; $1.50 for 3; $5.00 per doz.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: DORA LONGDON (Bliss) $0.75 S. pale lavender suffused with yellow; F. rich red lilac suffused at haft and edge with yellow. Midseason. Two rhizomes at 60c each.
From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: Dora Langdon (Bliss). A very beautiful Squalens form. Flowers of very good shape. Standards pale-blue suffused with Yellow, falls rich red lilac suffused at haft and edge with yellow. A very richly coloured Iris. Strong grower and very free-flowering.

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