From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1974 (introductory catalog) “We selected this noteworthy blue amoena as the best Representative in its class and we believe this iris is destined to justify our great confidence in it. We could not recommend a finer amoena, with the equal perfection of its individual bloom and the excellent candelabra branched stem; often opening with 4 flowers at a time wit equal vigor and ideally formed standards and falls – there is none finer! It is an entirely different ancestry than our popular MARGARITA. Juggling words coherently to describe the classic charm of MISTY SHADOWS is impossible. It has to be seen to be appreciated. A standout iris”.
Sadly this iris appears to be extremely endangered in this country. Its ‘stained’ inky blue falls are distinctive in late historic amoenas’, LM, webmaster
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