From Marble Iris Gardens 1952: “L 38″A beautiful Iris with hyacinth-blue standards and falls of deep blue-purple. The branching is excellent and the flowers well spaced. It is vigorous and increases rapidly.”
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1943: ANNE NEWHARD (Wiesner 1940) L. The falls are semi-flaring of very deep velvety blue purple with no venations at the haft, and the velvet finish extending well down into the throat. The standards are firmly held together of medium hyacinth blue with a narrow margin of the deep blue of the falls. An extremely late blooming variety with firmly finished flowers of unusual and delightful color harmony and fine branching habit. R. 86 1941.38 in. $4.00
Provenance: Image 1 from Presby Iris Gardens, by L Munro,2007.