TB, 38″ M
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1958: “Universally recognized as one of the finest iris Mr. Cook has introduced. A beautiful ruffled, dark navy blue. Silky, lustrous standards and rich, velvety falls. Beautiful smooth color, rich, deep and exuberant.”
From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1966: “Beautifully ruffled navy blue iris of great depth of color. Beard is medium blue tipped lemon. The flowers are large, broad petaled, with fine form and substance.”
(Dark Boatman X sdlg. 11752: ((Distance x blue sdlg.) x Pierre Menard)), HM 1958, AM 1960, Dykes Medal 1964.
Note: Named in the parentage of over 150 cultivars.
Provenance: Pictures 2 and 3 taken in 2006 by Mike Unser Starhill at the AIS Convention, Portland in Schreiner’s Iris Garden