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DB, height 4-5″ (10-18 cm). Very early bloom. Red-violet bitone; white beards. Collected; probable natural hybrid between I. lutescens and I. pumila . Todaro 1856. Honorable Mention 1951; Caparne Award 1952.

Note: A.I.S. approved name: Pumila Atroviolacea, though not I. pumila .

Atroviolacea. A dwarf bearded variety flowering in April. Standards and falls deep violet. Six inches. The first bearded Iris to bloom – – – $0.25. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930]


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Augustino Todaro 1856

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Miniature Dwarf Bearded
Age: pre-1900
Fall Color: Purple
Standard Color: Purple
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: White
Hybridizer: Todaro, Augustino
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