TB M S9M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Very tall salmon colored self, possibly the nearest to this color ideal that has ever been offered. The throat is lit with gold, giving it a brilliance and warmth especially telling in garden effect. Stock is scarce, and we have only a few rhizomes for sale this year.”
From Quality Iris Gardens 1938 “A lovely example of softly blended tones whose garden effect is pale coral pink. The flowers are smoothly finished and have much soft gold at the throat; the stalks are tall and a little highly branched, but this is offset by its glorious color. $2.25 Award of Merit, A.l.S. , 1934.
From Iris City Gardens catalog for 1940: “A glorious definte garden effect of salmon pink. A lovely, large shapely iridescent flower of silky texture. Vigorous.”
From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Very fragrant. A delightful new salmon or hydrangea pink, with as many as 12 blooms to the stem, now offered for the first time at a very low price. Entirely different from all other pinks. The large shapely flowers have a delightful silky texture.”
(Aphrodite X Vesper Gold), HM 1934, AM 1936.
Provenance: Image is photo by L Munro Newfoundland NJ 2006. Iris obtained from P Edinger 2004.