Ben Hager 1987/1988
Available - not endangered
TB, 37″ (94 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards oyster cream, tinted lavender near edge and beige through center; Falls lavender, paler around beard, beige on hafts; pale blue white beard. ‘Scenario’ X ‘Pleasure Dome’. Melrose Gardens 1988. Honorable Mention 1991.
ML and RE 39″
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover s Catalog – Collectors Edition 1997:
“Mother Earth’s large flowers possess gentle undulating ruffles, as shown in our photograph. The lavender falls pale at their centers and are touched with beige shoulders. The ivory standards have a hint of lavender at their bases. Stalks are tall, strong and well branched averaging 9 buds.”