From Cooley’s 1952 and 1956 Catalog: “Ruffled dark rosy amethyst; a very strong and bright splash of color in the garden. The falls carry rather prominent veins of darker tone. A self, borne on heavy, welll branched stalks, just slightly under 3′ in height”.
TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class=R7M ‘Victory’ x ‘May Day’.
From Iris Test Gardens 1954″Large ruffled flower of dark amethyst rose. No color like it.”
Provenance: Image 1 from Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair NJ 2010.