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DeForest, R. 1941 / I. 1943

TB 38″ M R4M

From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1943: “Height 38 inches. Mid-season. A large flower of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same rich solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish-orange. Good increase. Closest color plates in Ridgeway being Burnt Sienna and Chestnut. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich note to the garden picture. Each $35.00”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1944: “Large flower of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same solid rich color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish-orange. Closest color plates in Ridgeway are Burnt Sienna and Chestnut. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, rich note to the garden picture.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “Glowing deep rich coppery brown. A large, long formed flower of ‘pungent’ color that attracts everyone. One of the richest iris in the sienna brown shades with a pleasing iridescence. A solid self.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog 1951: “Rich glowing coppery chestnut-brown. A large, very large flower with a spicy richness that attracts everyone… ”

((((Morning Splendor x Germaine Perthuis) x Alta California) x (Rubeo x Grace Sturtevant)) X Prairie Sunset), HM 1944, AM 1946.

Iris Class:Bearded
Bearded Class:Tall Bearded
Age:1940-1949
Fall Color:Brown/Rust
Standard Color:Brown/Rust
Pattern:Self
Beard Color:Orange/Deep Yellow
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