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A naturally occurring hybrid native to Italy and southern France. Color effect an iridescent creamy white self. Standards iridescent blue-white, fading to cream-white. Falls same, yellowish on haft; veined olive. Beard yellow. Its spreading, open flowers, of opalescent cream and gray-blue tints, are excellent in the landscape mass or as cut flowers. It is sweetly scented, early flowering and classed as an intermediate in size. It is a common source of the dried orris root, which was used in cosmetics and perfume in pre-modern times.

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natural hybrid, known since 1500.

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: Before 1900
Fall Color: White
Standard Color: White
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Coll., natural hybrid
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