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Re: MED?/AR?


From: Mike Lowe <mlowe@worldiris.com>

Catalog data on EASTER HOLIDAY compliments of Keith Keppel, and Bruce Filardi:

From Long's Garden, Introducer, 1961 Catalog:

EASTER HOLIDAY (Durrance, 1961) E 10" (Brownie x Sari) This entrancing
dwarf Iris is a distinct novelty. Light yellow standards and medium yellow
Falls are set off in bright contrast by a startling lavender-blue beard - a
combination heretofore unknown. The gay, saucy flowers with their unique
color combination offer a gala attraction in the spring garden. The
vigorous, floriferous plants come into flower just after the tiny pumila
dwarfs and about three weeks ahead of the regular Tall Bearded Iris.
$10.00
---------------

From Mission Bell, Melba and Jim Hamblen, 1961 Catalog (Melba was growing
E.H. before it was introduced)

*EASTER HOLIDAY (Durrance '61) Ruffled yellow, showy blue beard. Delightful
form. Brownie x I. sari	$7.50

* denotes aril breeding
---------------

From Tell's Catalog (Tell Muhlestein) 1962 Catalog

EASTER HOLIDAY* (Durrance, 1961) E 10" (Brownie x Sari) A true hybrid with
light yellow standards; falls medium yellow set off by a stratling [sic]
lavender-blue beard no price listed

(* marked contains Oncocyclus or Regelia blood)
---------------

Cheers,

Mike,  mlowe@worldiris.com   --   http://www.worldiris.com
South Central Virginia, USA; USDA Zone 7A




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