TB 40″ EM
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1942: “One of the most unusual plicatas developed in years and a real color break – a first in this color class since the development of the yellow ground plicatas by the Sass brothers. A magnetic, arresting flower unusual because of its unique marbling and striating of color in addition to the conventional plicating.”
The falls are embroidered and besprinkled mulberry to fluorite purple in a most novel manner with a bluer cast in the standards closer to royal purple on silver white background. It is the deepest color of the plicatas. Striking features, besides color and manner of coloration, are the very rigid standards and stiff, flaring falls. Very weather resistant. Medium large flowers, three well spaced branches, stiff stems; beard dull gold.”
From Fairmount Iris Catalog 1946: ” A very different and notable plicata with mulberry marbling and striations on a silvery white background. The flowers are verv deep in color with medium large blooms set off by a dull gold beard. Three well spaced branches on stiff sturdy stems.”
From Walter Marx’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “Something on the order of Florentine this very dark plicata has deep bluish purple markings over the entire white ground.”
From Marble Iris Gardens 1952″ An exceptional plicata of very deep blue purple. There is a unique marbling on a crisp silvery white background that makes this Iris outstanding.”
(Claribel X Madame Louis Aureau).
Provenance: Image 2 by L Munro from Presby Iris Gardens,2015.