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EM 38″
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s Catalog 1971 “This strikingly fine lightblue plicata, with literally a ribbon of blue around both the broad oval standards and the full formed falls strikes a high note in fine plicata achievement.”

From ChetTompkins Fleur de Lis Iris Catalog 1965 “E VL 48”. Here, without the faintest shadow of a doubt is the most beautiful plicata we have so far grown or seen, one that seems to become better and more beautiful each season. In spite of being one of the largest of all iris,this nevertheless is one of the most exquisitely formed, having perfectly domed, swirl tipped standards and beautifully held semi flaring falls. The petals are extremely broadd, heavily substanced and smoothly finished and the whole flower is wonderfully ruffled. Immaculately clean, it seems to be cut from snowy white velvet upon which a beautifully stitched edge of bright blue has been carefully applied. A delicate touch of the same blue repeated just at the tip of the thick creamy beard further accents its purity and beauty. Hardy, a fine grower with clean, broad purple based foliage, it has huge,tall perfectly branched stalks that display the massive flowers to perfection. 25.00″
AIS HM 1964
AIS AM 1966.

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Ribbon Round

Chet Tompkins 1962/ 1963

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1960-1969
Fall Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Pattern: Plicata
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Tompkins
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