TB ML 40″ B1L
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “Large exquisitely formed flowers of light butterfly-blue delicately veined deeper. There is no hint of lavender in the color and the haft is smooth and clean. Bright golden yellow beard. 42 inches tall, with widely spaced branches.”
From Lloyd Austin’s Rainbow Offerings 1954 “An exquisitely formed light butterfly blue delicately veined in deeper blue and with a distinct greenish midrib.If it proves possible to breed a turquoise iris, it may well come from Cahokia. It is known to be a superb parent for blues and whites and just possibly turquoise coloring may appear among its offspring.”
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1955: “Large butterfly-blue flowers delicately veined deeper with no hint of lavender in the color. Cahokia is exquisite with a lemon colored beard and blooms on tall stem.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1958: “One of the finest blues. A hint of turquoise in the blue gives a positively enchanting shade of blue. Enhanced by a pale lemon-colored beard. Cahokia is exquisite.”
(4E 1: ‘Purissima’ x B 31 ( ‘Purissima’ x ‘Santa Barbara’) X (B 31 x ‘Santa Clara’).
HM 1949, AM 1951.
Provenance: Image 1 photo taken by L Munro, Newfoundland NJ, circa 2002, iris from Argyle Acres.