TB 43″ L S9M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1943: “Gay and brilliant, a blended bi-color of buff golden and broad plush-like falls of glowing red brown. Now there are many irises in this color combination, but this one is not the ordinary variegata type that you might expect. In the first place, it is a perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly waved at the edges. And there is a coppery orange suffusion about it that makes it appear more as a blend than a definite bi-color. This is another of the very latest varieties, extending the iris season after most others have passed by.”
(Y sdlg #245 x Y sdlg #255), HM 1944.
From Tell’s Iris Catalog 1951 “Rich variegata blend. One of the most startling new parents. Good for many colors, blends, reds, variegatas and oranges.”
Provenance: Image 2 from garden of L Munro, acquired from Bluebird Iris Garden c. 2000