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IB 24″ M W8M

From The Wing Seed Co. catalog for 1920: “Very large and elegantly formed flowers, orchid type. S. white deeply frilled bright bluish-violet; F. pure velvety white, lightly bordered bluish-violet along sides; style arms clear bluish-violet. Lovely. 30″.”

From Bonnewitz Irises catalog for 1926: “Standards and falls pure white bordered pale violet. Mid-season. Similar to Anna Farr and nearly equal to it in quality. One of the most popular standard varieties. Tall, vigorous grower.”

From Pudor’s Puget Sound catalog 1929: “An attractive variety of the Mme Chereau type. S. tall and waved margined, violet blue on a white ground. F. slightly margined violet-blue. Height 2′.”

From Indian Spring Farms catalog for 1931: “Orchid-like flower with frilled petals. S. white bordered lavender-violet; F. white with less coloring.”

Note: The variety Swertii has been known to be passed around as Pocahontas. They can be easily distinguished as Swertii has tucked falls, Pocahontas does not.

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Pocahontas

Farr, 1915

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Intermediate Bearded
Age: 1900-1919
Fall Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Pattern: Plicata
Beard Color: White
Hybridizer: Farr
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