From DeForest’s catalog for 1954: “(1952) Very ruffled, flaring, large flower on a tall stalk. Violet blend, with brown infusion and blue blaze.”
From DeForest’s catalog for 1955: “This is a very large flower… ”
From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1956: “Very large, ruffled, flaring flowers, of heavy substance. Color is blended violet with brown shadings and a blue blaze. Unusual and different.”
Note: The name was registered in 1948 for an unintroduced R4L pink seedling. DeForest then applied the name to this iris but the registration information was not updated.