TB LaM S3D
From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: “Color effect light hortense violet, velvety pansy-violet bicolor. S. Light mauve or hortense violet, shaded deeper in the recesses of creped portions. F. deep velvety pansy violet, bronzed and veined on wide outer haft and becoming olive-yellow along the dense, showy beard. A large well-balanced flower of extra substance, firm texture, and good fragrance.
The exceptionally tall, widely branched flowering stalks are freely produced and well supported by excellent dark foliage of open growth. This is a distinct variety, a late bloomer, and one of the best ten as a specimen plant. Rating 89.”
From Carl Salach Iris Catalog 1929: “S. mauve, F. dark purple. The bronze and yellow at its center add to the beauty of this large. vigorous well branched variety.”
Provenance: Picture 3 From garden of Laetitia Munro – found growing in Newfoundland NJ in 1996