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■(TB) 'Sterling Silver'

1963, Moldovan

'Sterling Silver' (Steve Moldovan, R. 1961). Seedling 60-36. TB, 36" (91 cm). Standards silvery blue-violet; falls silvery red-violet. Brother Charles Seedling 54-15: (sibling to 'Celestial Snow') X 'Dr. Wanlass'. Moldovan 1963. High Commendation 1961; Honorable Mention 1964; Award of Merit 1966.

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From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing STERLING SILVER (Moldovan) ML. 36 in. $25.00 net.(Regal Ruffling X Dr. vVanlass). Ruffled and fluted violet bitone with unique silverlike edge. Flowers held on four-way branched stems. H.C.61. Moldovan's Gardens.
STERLING SILVER (Moldovan '63) For beauty of form, grace, ruffling, branching and substance, here is close to a perfect iris. The description of a "violet bitone with a silvered edge" fits it well on its home grounds. Down here in Region IV it shows more blue violet and silver. In either case it is a grand iris. Reported to have pollen only occasionally, but to be a consistent pod parent. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.]

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
SterlingSilver01.JPGJPG SterlingSilver01.JPG manage 56 K 07 Dec 2014 - 17:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
SterlingSilverEI.jpgjpg SterlingSilverEI.jpg manage 44 K 20 Dec 2012 - 15:18 BetsyHiggins Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Sterling_Silver_fl.jpgjpg Sterling_Silver_fl.jpg manage 43 K 20 Feb 2011 - 19:05 IrisP  
sterling01.jpgjpg sterling01.jpg manage 78 K 29 Jun 2015 - 19:30 TerryLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
sterlingsilver02.JPGJPG sterlingsilver02.JPG manage 80 K 08 Jul 2014 - 19:02 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
sterlingsilver9.JPGJPG sterlingsilver9.JPG manage 98 K 01 Sep 2021 - 01:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r21 - 31 Mar 2022, TerryLaurin
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