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(TB) 'Neptune'

1927, Yeld

'Neptune' (George Yeld, 1927) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3M (Medium blue bitone).

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"This, though one of Mr. Yeld's older seedlings, must be classed in the first rank. The standards are bright pale blue, and the falls dark purple blue, the tall branched habit setting off nobly its immense flowers"- The Garden 1920
"Near 'Amas' and Trojana in general coloring. Standards pale lavender blue; falls deeper. Large flowers on slender wiry stems. Three feet." Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1925
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: NEPTUNE. (Yeld 1916.) A. M., R. H. S. S. bright, pale blue; F. dark purple blue with shading. Tall branched habit. Splendid flower, and like all of Mr. Yeld's varieties, strong and vigorous.

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Topic revision: r14 - 03 Jun 2019, BetsyHiggins
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