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Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. ‘Salar’ x ‘Far West’.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: RIO ORO (DeForest 1942) M. L. An iris of great charm and refinement and one of the most fascinating colors in the garden. It is a rich honey yellow self giving the effect of a bright golden brown. The standards are well domed and firmly held, the falls very flaring. Well formed flowers, tall, with good branching. Vigorous growth. 40 in. $5.00.

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Rio Oro

Fred Deforest 1940/1942

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1940-1949
Fall Color: Brown/Rust
Standard Color: Brown/Rust
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Deforest F
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