Lowell's Historics -- Part II
More catalog descriptions for Lowell's list of the convention's Historic
planting. Hybridizers N thru Z.
LUKE NORTON, Yakima, WA
RAJAH BROOKE (1945) Bright variegata. HM '46.
>From Tell's catalog: "Lovely blended variegata."
CARL SALBACH, Berkeley, CA
LADY MOHR (1943) Blue-toned white. Arilbred. AM '46.
>From Tell's catalog: "Oyster and chartreuse with suggestion of a 'brown' signal
from the beard area."
>From Austin's catalog: "bewitching seafoam or chartruese yellow."
HANS PETER SASS, Omaha, NE
MINNIE COLQUITT (1942) Red on white plicata. AM '45.
>From Tell's catalog: "Rich purple-trimmed plicata."
RED TORCH (1945) Red bitone. HM '47.
>From Tell's catalog: "Tan standards, vivid ruby-red falls."
JACOB SASS, Omaha, NE
BLUE SHIMMER (1941) Light blue on white plicata. AM '44.
>From Tell's catalog: "Stunning blue plicata."
>From Craig's catalog: "Classic white dotted blue."
JAKE (1943) White.
>From Tell's catalog: "White with inner glow of lemon". One of the early known
examples of a recessive white.
MATTIE GATES (1945) Yellow & white bicolor. AM '50.
>From Tell's catalog: "A beauty done in very bright lemon and white spangling."
(Memory test for other old-timers -- isn't its pattern more like TRULY YOURS
MOONLIT SEA (1942) Purple & white luminata. HM '43.
Paraphrased from TWOI: yellow style arms and hafts, the rest of the flower
washed blue with paler veins. This was the prototype of the luminata pattern.
Ya gotta see it to believe it!
OLA KALA (1942) Bright gold. Dykes '48.
>From Tell's Catalog: "Tall, brilliant yellow".
PRETTY PANSY (1946) Purple & white luminata. HM '50.
>From Tell's Catalog: "Purple with striking white area." See the more detailed
description of MOONLIT SEA and visualize the same pattern in white & purple
instead of yellow & blue.
SUNSET SERENADE (1942) Light yellow blend. AM '45.
>From Tell's catalog: "Listed again because of its reblooming tencency....
Golden tan blend."
ROBERT SCHREINER, St.Paul, MN
BLACK FOREST (1945) Progenitor of Schreiner's blacks. AM '48.
>From Tell's catalog: "Not large or tall, but very dark -- almost black".
MULBERRY ROSE (1941) Bright mulberry blend. AM '44.
>From Tell's catalog: "Large Mulberry with brown on hafts."
KENNETH SMITH, Staten Island, NY
HELEN COLLINGWOOD (1949) Neglecta. AM '52.
>From Tell's catalog: "Beautiful, superb neglecta. Almost an amoena -- will be
highly useful for hybridizing." Translation: the standards are such a pale
violet that they appear almost white, while the falls are a deep, plush purple.
JEAN STEVENS, Bastia Hill, New Zealand
PARAGON (1947) Pink.
>From Tell's catalog: "Opalescent pearly tints, falls margined incoppery-buff
with same color flushed in the throat."
PINNACLE (1949) Yellow amoena. AM '51.
>From Tell's catalog: "Clean contrast in a yellow amoena." (Wasn't this the
first yellow amoena to be introduced?)
AGNES WHITING, Mapleton, IA
BLUE RHYTHM (1945) Medium blue self. Dykes '50.
MAYTIME (1947) Pastel red & yellow blend. AM '53.
>From Tell's catalog: "Large bi-orchid-pink amoena. Large and quite smooth."
ROCKET (1945) Gold & brown blend. AM '47.
>From Tell's catalog: "Brilliant orange-yellow bi-color -- falls deeper, flushed
TEA ROSE (1944) Red & yellow blend. HM '45
VATICAN PURPLE (1943) Deep purple. HM '43
>From Tell's catalog: "Lovely purple. Delightful breeding for rich things.
VEISHEA (1942) Lacey blend. HM '46.
JESSE WILLS, Nashville, TN
CHIVALRY (1944) Medium blue self. Dykes '47..
>From Tell's catalog: "Ruffled medium blue."
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