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Rococo

R. Schreiner, R. 1959 / I. 1960

TB 39″ E

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1960: “What a thrilling concept for a hybridizer that beauty should possess an infinite frontier! When pulchritudinous Belle Meade first swam into our ken, it seemed as if a more beautiful blue plicata could not be achieved. But in Rococo we have what is obviously a new ultimate in plicata beauty. Never did an iris display such an intricate, saucy, petunia-like frilling. Indeed, in both color and form this is probably the fanciest iris in existence. The snowy ground of both standards and falls, the clean-cut margining of freshest, brightest blue, the classic grace – all suggest the exquisite perfection ascribed to Grecian art. For a new Queen of the iris garden we nominate Rococo. Its beauty will lend prestige to the finest iris collection.”

((Caroline Jane x Flying Saucer) X Belle Meade), HM 1960, AM 1962.

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:Lavender
Hybridizer:Schreiner
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