TB 36″ M S9M
From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1936: “A fine bold iris given its name because the whole center of the flower lights up as if there was an electric light bulb hidden among the style branches. Standards old rose (Ridgway) except the gold that lights up the bottom-central portion of the standards. The ‘lighthouse’ effect is increased by the gold of the beard and style branches. Falls slightly redder than the standards, being rose-red (Eugenia red by Ridgway). Unquestionably bound for real popularity, due to its entrancing contrast of colors. Decidedly distinct, very showy, and the color combination is exquisite. Large, well branched, and with standards well domed. Falls flaring and substance heavy. Ranks with Radiant, Neon, Brunhilde, and Dark Knight as one of the very finest Carl Salbach iris creations. Stock limited, not more than one to a customer. Late blooming. 36-inch.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “This bright rose blend is one of the most sought after iris we grow. Standards are a blend of rose and yellow; falls coppery old rose, with a very bright beard and glowing center. Perfectly hardy, rapid increaser; an Iris that is certain to add life to your planting.”
(Helios X Rameses), HM AIS 1937, AM 1940.
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