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■(TB) 'Mary Vernon'

1941, McKee

'Mary Vernon' (William McKee, R. 1941) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9D. (seedling 3814 x 'Janet Butler') X 'Chosen'. High Commendation 1941; Honorable Mention 1942, Award of Merit 1945; Award of Merit, RHS 1953.

Note: Mary Vernon was named for a granddaughter of Mr. McKee.

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Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection


From Fairmount Gardens Catalog (Lowell, Mass.) Summer 1942/Spring 1943: MARY VERNON (McKee 1942) M. Remarkably rich and lustrous this iris was highly praised by all those seeing it last summer not only for the beauty of form and color, but for its great garden value. The roundly domed standards are antique gold with a flush of Chianti ruby along the strong midrib. The broad flaring falls are Chianti ruby with a narrow edging of the same antique gold as in the standards. The falls are velvety and well rounded with no reticulations at the throat or around the orange yellow beard. A flaring flower of strong substance, excellent form and branching, it gives a very brown-red effect in the garden. Three branches and terminal bloom. This iris was given the award of Highly Commended in 1941. Colors taken from Dictionary of Color. H. C., A. I. S. 1941. R. 89 1941. 37 in. $15.00.

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maryvernon01.JPGJPG maryvernon01.JPG manage 68 K 03 Jul 2014 - 01:36 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
Topic revision: r21 - 07 Dec 2022, Harloiris
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