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(TB) 'Griselda'

1928, Williamson

'Griselda' (E. B. Williamson, 1928) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9D. 'Azure' X mixed pollen.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1929: Griselda (Williamson No. 214, 1928). (Azure X ?). Tall Bearded. Height 38 inches, stems stiff, flowers crowded, 5 flowers. Flowers large, 5 inches high and 4 inches wide. Standards arching cupped, very broad obovate, Vinaceous Gray, shading out to a paler margin, and at claw to Old Gold with few purple veins. Falls flaring to straight hanging; wedge shaped; Raisin Purple, shading out at margin to Vinaceous Gray; haft white and pale yellow; Maroon and purple veined; beard orange. Style branches Old Gold with center and crest the colors of the standard. A large distinct rich bicolor. It is suggestive of some of the Dominion race of seedlings and flowered first in 1923. We expect this variety to achieve a well-deserved popularity. $4.00.
From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1933: GRISELDA (Willm. 1928) Beautiful gray, gold and purple blend. Flowers large on strong stems. 38 inches.

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