IB 15″ EE
From Lloyd Austin’s Iris Color Guidebook for 1962: “A whimsical and daring color pattern not duplicated in any other iris. Just imagine this Ripley’s believe-it-or-not color combination. Standards light blue, ribbed in green veins; falls startling parrot green, edged blue and with an orange tangerine beard tipped white. No gardener who likes to be up-to-date will want to be long without this ruffled color gem. Fertile both ways.”
(Snow Flurry X Welch K 505 pumila), HM 1957.
Comments: “Seems like the description does not match my Allah; I don’t see any green in this flower; however the picture in the catalog doesn’t have any green either, and does look like my flower.” -Laetitia, NJ
“I really have my doubts [this is correct] (I once grew it: ugly!), but I’ve not found the shot I’m sure ran in an old AIS Bulletin.” – Phil Edinger, CA