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From the Introductions page of Irisnoll 1950: “This is the “big pink” that did not bloom in time for the convention. Wide standards and falls. Extra heavy bright Tangerine Red beard. An iris of unusual size, on 40-inch stalk. Not a deep pink. “Blossom” probably describes it best. The sister seedlings range in hue to “watermelon” pink. The flowers of Cloudcap measure well over seven inches. Standards, closed. Falls, semi-flaring, slightly ruffled. A clean self. Vigorous. Parentage, Loomis SQ72 (“Pikes Peak Pink”) X No. 6-44.”

From both Cooley’s 1958 and Schreiner’s 1961 catalogs: “Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed “blossom pink” by the originator, the big flowers are borne on 3-4 foot stalks.”

(Loomis SQ72 (“Pikes Peak Pink”) X No. 6-44), HM 1951, AM 1953.

Note: The parentage and CC of W8L* (white, feathered lt. red) in the 1949CL is incorrect for the Cloudcap introduced in 1950. A CC of R7L (self) is more fitting. While there does not appear to have been a release of one and a re-registration of the other, we are fortunate to have on record the correct parentage from DeForest’s introduction of it.


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F. DeForest, R. 1947 / I. 1950

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: Pink/Peach
Standard Color: Pink/Peach
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Tangerine/Pink
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