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From Lloyd Austin’s Rainbow Gardens 1957: “This is the original, the world’s first horned iris. Represents greatest break in development of an entirely new and highly decorative iris form that has occurred in the last half century of intensive Iris breeding. Customary beards, instead of reposing quietly on the falls in the normal position, are raised and separated from the falls, projecting as striking plumed horns. Coloring is bold and contrasting, brilliant mulberry standards, and snow white falls, prominently edged to match the standards. Beard is orange yellow, changing to white and mulberry. Sets seed readily and has abundant fertile pollen.”

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Austin, R. 1952 / I. 1954

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1950-1959
Fall Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color: White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Pattern: Plicata
Beard Color: Lavender
Hybridizer: Austin
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