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■(TB) 'Silver Spoons'

1987, Byers

'Silver Spoons' (Monty Byers, R. 1984). Seedling# B-8-6. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled pale silvery blue, fading to white; very pale blue beard lightly tipped yellow in throat; long self spoons; slight sweet fragrance. 'Sky Hooks' X 'Cease-Fire'. Moonshine Gardens 1987.

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From AIS Bulletin #265 April 1987 Introducing SILVER SPOONS (Byers '87) Sdlg. B-8-6: Sky Hooks X Cease Fire. TB, 36", M-L. Pale silvery blue self including beards and long spoons or flounces. A so-so grower here but was exceptionally vigorous in San Jose where it was a much admired convention guest. Nicely formed, very ruffled and smooth flowers of heavy substance on excellent well budded stalks. A most consistent producer of excellent appendages, usually long graceful spoons, but sometimes it goes all out with big wild flounces. No rebloom here yet, but several of its sibs have and it has given some nice reblooming sdlgs.-some with good appendages and some with good blue beards. Fertile both ways. $25.00. Moonshine Gardens.

"SILVER SPOONS ('87?), so very well named, is the finest, a smooth light blue with wide form expected of an '80's introduction, and huge, wild, well-shaped, consistent flounces in exactly the same color as the flower. If Moonshine Monty continues to use the same highly critical selection standards that Manley Osborne has practiced, I predict the advancement in this area of hybridizing will skyrocket." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 21.

From 1988 Avonbank Gardens catalog: SILVER SPOONS (Byers 85) 36" M-L Ruffled pale silvery blue to white; pale blue beards; long self spoons; sweet fragrance. SKY HOOKS X CEASE-FIRE. $19

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