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(TB) 'Magic Sails'

1951, Nesmith

'Magic Sails' (Elizabeth Nesmith, R. 1950). Seedling# 45-33N. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color Class BL1. Flax-blue self. 'Helen McGregor' x 'St, Regis'. Fairmount 1951. HM 1951.

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MAGIC SAILS (Nesmith 1951) E. M. A huge rounded flower of very pale blue with especially strong firm substance. A cross of Helen McGregor and St. Regis, it has inherited many fine qualities from both parents, and has been greatly admired by many A.I.S. judges. A self with the exception of the beard which is very pale yellow heavily tipped with white. The whole slightly ruffled flower has a silvery lustre not found in many pale blue iris. The flowering stalk is sturdy with good branching, the foliage clean and the growth vigorous. H.M., A.I.S. 1951. 38 in. 3 for $17.00 $7.00. Fairmount catalog, 1955.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: MAGIC SAILS (Nesmith 1951) E. M. 37 in. (Helen McGregor x St. Regis). A massive flower of pale blue, this has excellent form and very heavy substance. Fine. H. M. 1951. 5.00.

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