TB 48-54″ MLa S3L
From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “S. pale lavender suffused and reticulated yellow at the base. F. Light violet purple paler at the edges. Bright yellow beard. One of the most glorious Irises in cultivation.”
From Pudor’s Puget Sound 1929: “Standards broad and massive, pale silvery lavender deepening at the base to yellow. Falls pale reddish purple lightening in color towards the margin. The base of the standards is also heavily reticulated and colored gold. Beard bright golden yellow.”
From Robert Wayman’s catalog of 1932: “Faint cinnamon fragrance. This is one of the highest rated and finest iris in cultivation. It is a massive flower, of aristocratic bearing, in a soft blend that cannot be adequately described. Given an award of merit by the Royal Horticultural Society of England. ”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1934: “One of the most famous irises ever offered and still one of the best and most distinct. Standards silvery lavender, shading to yellow. Falls pale red-purple, lighter near the margins. Very brilliant beard. Blooms of huge size, on four-foot stems.”
From Stumpp & Walters, Newark NJ 1933 ” The standards are pale silvery lavender, with golden base, with the falls rosy lavender margined lighter, bright golden yellow beard”.
AM RHS 1916.