Atroviolacea

Augustino Todaro 1856
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Miniature Dwarf Bearded
Age:
pre-1900
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Purple
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
White
Hybridizer:
Todaro, Augustino

Full Description

DB, height 4-5″ (10-18 cm). Very early bloom. Red-violet bitone; white beards. Collected; probable natural hybrid between I. lutescens and I. pumila . Todaro 1856. Honorable Mention 1951; Caparne Award 1952.

Note: A.I.S. approved name: Pumila Atroviolacea, though not I. pumila .

Atroviolacea. A dwarf bearded variety flowering in April. Standards and falls deep violet. Six inches. The first bearded Iris to bloom – – – $0.25. [Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930]