TB 32″ M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1959: “Amongst the myriad of flamingo pinks, whites with tangerine beards, fringed bi-colors such as Golden Garland, blues and apricots in the Hall seedling crop there appeared this unique color break. At first we were startled, and then casually passed it up. But the next year it put on quite a show and was admired by Mrs. Stevens of New Zealand. She has given us so many famous Iris, including Pinnacle and she thought it had remarkable possibilities as a breeder. Our picture is an excellent likeness of the flower itself. Standards are practically snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls have a white ground but blend into blue beyond the center. Beard is red-orange on an amber ground. The entire flower is fringed and shirred at the margins. It is from pink breeding but the number is not available. 30-33 inches, well branched. We named it for the exciting fishing resort on the West Coast of Mexico, with its white fleecy clouds, blue skies and waters and brilliant sunsets.”
From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1963: “New amoena from tangerine bearded parentage. Blue tinted falls, amber hafts with tangerine beards.”
(From two pink sdlgs.).