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(TB) 'Sir Galahad'

1924, Shull

'Sir Galahad' (J. M. Shull, R. 1924) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9M. I. trojana x 'Lent A. Williamson'.

Nursery listings: Shull 1924; 1926; Sturt. 1924; Indian Spr. 1926; Brand 1932.

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From Chevy Chase Iris Gardens, Marion Shull catalog, 1926: SIR GALAHAD — Color and size like Magnifica but with us a much better grower and of greatly improved substance so that the standards remain erect in rain better than most varieties. Flowers have attained the height of 6 inches with standards 3 inches across and the whole effect is very massive. Mauve and Pansy Violet. Fragrant. Over 3 feet. Leafage like Dalmatica. $7.50.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1926: SIR GALAHAD (Shull 1924). A tall, strong-growing Iris with very large flowers of Magnifica type, but with much better habits and greatly improved substance. The foliage is broad and vigorous and the whole effect is massive. S. mauve; F. pansy-violet. Fragrant. 42 inches. $5.00 each.
The 1925 Glen Road catalog gives: "SIR GALAHAD (Shull 1924) Very large flowers of mauve and pansy violet carried on sturdy, well-branched stalks. It possesses the pink to red tones of Leverrier and Ensign; 3 ft. Stock direct from Mr. Shull. 10.00"

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