James Gibbson 1960
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
GG eligible - endangered
TB, 30″ (76 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards rosy tan; falls white, fine red-lined fancy; orange beard. ‘Taholah‘ X seedling. Cooley 1963. Honorable Mention 1964.
IN ORBIT presents a new pattern in plicatas. It gives a striking contrast between standards and falls, with large parts nicely fluted. This is tan with a flush of light violet on the standards; falls are peppered plum on a white ground; 30-inch stalks, and well branched. [William B. Schortman, Touring California Hybridizers Gardens, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 172 (January 1964): 64.]