B 36″ M R1L
From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1951: “Height 38 inches. Midseason. Eleven good sized flowers (5 ½ to 6 inch spread) to the well branched stalk. Closed standards. Flaring falls. Cream ground. Standards deeper cream, flushed tangerine-pink. Heavy tangerine-pink beard. Smooth haft, flushed pink. Styles shaded same as haft. Growth vigorous, and increase rapid.” (parentage provided, listed below)
From Lyon’s Irisland catalog for 1956: “Dainty and refreshingly sweet flowers in soft pastel colors. Standards blended chartreuse cream flushed pinkish apricot; falls cream, with a pinkish tangerine beard surrounded by a pink flush.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1961: “The standards are chartreuse-cream with a flush of pink, the falls lighter with a pinkish orange beard. Absolutely outstanding and different. This is surely one of DeForest’s best. Falls are almost horizontal and standards are well closed.”
(SQ72 X (Melitza x sdlg)), HM 1952, AM 1954.
Note: Loomis Sdlg. SQ72 was registered as Pike’s Peak Pink by M. Hamblen in 1977.