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From the Quality Gardens catalog for 1937: “An enormous lavender blue self, with smooth lacquered finish and deep orange beard. The falls flare widely and are well poised on the widely branching stalks.

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “A soft, clear, enamel-like blue. It is of tall and stately habit and carries many buds to the stalk. Together with Shining Waters, Mr. Essig has given us two of the most outstanding blue irises ever introduced. Sierra Blue is the deeper of the two.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1941: “A slightly deeper-toned companion to Shining Waters. A smoothly lacquered medium-blue with broad, flaring falls of unusual length. A true self-color that is really magnificent in a clump. A good performer everywhere.”

(Souv. de Mme. Gaudichau X Santa Barbara), HM 1933, Dykes Medal 1935.

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Sierra Blue

Essig, 1932

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Dark Blue
Standard Color: Dark Blue
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Essig
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