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■(TB) 'Pathfinder'

1948, Whiting

'Pathfinder' ( Mrs. C. Whiting, R. 1948). Seedling# 4240. TB, Midseason late bloom. Color Class-R4L. 'Mirabelle' x 'Angelus'.

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From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1949: PATHFINDER (Whiting 1948) No. 4240 (MIRABEILE X ANGELUS) Midseason, 36 niches. This is a blend, but it has more true pink tones than any we have seen. The name indicates that we do not consider it the goal in pinks but it is a path finder. The blooms are very wide and full, of extremely heavy substance and glistening texture. The branching is too close but the stems are strong; the plants are rugged and prolific of bloom and increase. H. M. 1948. $20.00.
PATHFINDER (Whiting) "A big, very wide-hafted pink blend which reminds one of its parent Angelus in its substance and form. It is a little too much on the lavender side to suit me but it is an impressive flower." [Jesse E. Wills (Tennessee), “Varietal Comment, Irises Seen in Nashville” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 71.]

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Pathfinder.jpgjpg Pathfinder.jpg manage 247 K 07 Jan 2014 - 02:33 Main.davepote Cooley's Iris catalog 1961
pathfinder01.JPGJPG pathfinder01.JPG manage 360 K 18 May 2016 - 13:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
pathfinder02.JPGJPG pathfinder02.JPG manage 503 K 07 Feb 2018 - 15:57 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned by Cathy Egerer from 1951 Maple Valley Gardens Catalog.
pathfinder1.JPGJPG pathfinder1.JPG manage 196 K 20 Jul 2020 - 03:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r13 - 20 Jul 2020, TLaurin
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