From Eden Road Iris Garden 1957: “Large broad petaled and heavily ruffled flower of flaring horizontal form. Velvety carmine red with a black sheen. Extremely heavy substance. Wonderful parent.”
From Marble Iris Gardens Iris Catalog c. 1960 : Deep carmine red with a heavy brown overlay that shines like a black sheen. This attractive flower with crisp horizontal flaring blooms has a slight ruffling that makes it one of the best reds.”‘ Cape Bon’ X ‘Casa Morena’.
From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1958 “A provocative, attractive flower with crisp, horizontal flaring flower touched with ruffling. A deep carmine red with heavy brown overlay that shines like a black sheen. Highly unusual and richly colored.”