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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1937: “This has been an outstanding seedling in our garden ever since it was first selected along with Amigo and Moonglo as the best three Iris in that group. In color it is like a lovely piece of changeable silk – a symphony in Violet Purple and Brown. The flower has a wonderful form and heavy substance. Its most outstanding feature is its late blooming period. When the rest of the Iris are showing their last bloom and looking pretty fagged out, this Iris begins to flower gloriously. For this reason it is especially valuable to hybridizers. Detail: S. arching to conical, Mikado Brown heavily overlaid and suffused Violet Purple, changeable as silk. F. rich velvety Violet Purple that suddenly shades into a decided Oxblood Red on each side of the beard, color solid to the haft. Beard: Deep Chrome. Style Branches: Amparo Purple, crests Pinard Yellow. Wide and low branched stems, 30 inches tall. Large flowers 5″ x 4½”. Vigorous and rapid grower. Floriferous.”

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Williamson, R&I 1937

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Purple
Standard Color: Mauve/Rose
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Williamson EB
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