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■(TB) 'Nona'

1958, Davidson

'Nona' (B. LeRoy Davidson, R. 1956). TB, 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Color Class-GY1, Lime-yellow self; color carries as quite green in shade. 'Char-Maize' x 'Clovelly'. Melrose 1958. Honorable Mention 1961.

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Photo taken by David Potembski in my garden, 2021. Finksburg, MD. Source: Bluebird Haven Iris 2020.Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1958: NONA (Roy Davidson) 38" (Char Maize X Cloveley). This is probably the cleanest green yellow we have seen. The form is taken from the parent Char Maize and is as full, but more tailored and with a waxier substance. The flower has a silken sheen and the green tint is quite distinct. Not only a color novelty, but a very fine iris. Again we are happy to be cointroducing NONA with its originator, Roy Davidson. $25.00
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: NONA (Davidson '58) ML-38". May well lead the whole green parade. A great advance in this coveted color class. Has been characterized as clearest & cleanest chartreuse-green yet seen. A tailored flower of perfection done in a light satiny chartreuse. Domed standards, nicely flaring falls; form takes after seed parent. Bred in Eastern Washington with temperatures of -20 & no snow cover. Tweezer-toters already at work; you'll want to join them. Pollen fertile; will pod, tho with some difficulty. HM. Char-Maize X Cloveley. Regularly $3.25; on $10 order $1.95; on $25 order $1.30; 3 for $3.70.

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Nona (2).jpegjpeg Nona (2).jpeg manage 145 K 23 Jan 2022 - 13:04 DavidPotembski Photo taken by David Potembski in my garden, 2021. Finksburg, MD. Source: Bluebird Haven Iris 2020.
NonaBHI.JPGJPG NonaBHI.JPG manage 133 K 20 Nov 2011 - 15:18 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
NonaBHI1.JPGJPG NonaBHI1.JPG manage 63 K 25 Aug 2021 - 15:07 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r12 - 14 Oct 2022, DavidPotembski
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