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From Cooley’s Iris Catalog 1938 “A subtle blend of monster size,smoky mulberry in general color effect, with the center of the fall intensely colored, passing out to the smoky tones of the standards. This variety calls to mind Dr Ayres famous Persia but the dominant note is dull red instead of dull blue. Tapestry is a favorite of Mrs Ayers who admired it especially as a cut flower in the house.”

Note: This iris was ‘discovered’ after having thought to be lost, by the late Cameron Hall circa 2005 at Presby Iris Gardens by the late Cameron Hall circa 2006, where it continues to flourish and has been shared with a few irisarians.
Cameron recognized it upon his visit to Presby where it was growing as a NOID. Note the striking similarity of the photo with the catalog depiction.

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Dr Wylie M Ayres 1931

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Magenta/Plum
Standard Color: Lavender
Pattern: Bitone
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Ayres
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