TB 36″ M R7D
From Iris of Quality – Iris Fields Catalog, West LaFayette, Indiana 1927: “Considered by some, the finest American introduction. When planted so that the low lying morning sun may be seen through it, the appropriateness of the name becomes evident. S. petunia violet; F. raisin purple. Strong growing and absolutely hardy.”
From Treholme Gardens catalog for 1928: “S. petunia-violet; F. rich raisin purple; orange beard. General effect is a rich glowing ruby-crimson with wonderful carrying effect. Tall, well branched, large flower, good form with excellent substance lasting long in flower over a long period, in fact but few equal it in this respect. A distinct variety and one of the most outstanding introductions to date.”
(trojana X Lent A. Williamson), HM AIS 1922, Gold Medal Grd. Club Am. 1926, AM RHS & Haarlem 1931.