TB 36″ M
From Bay View Gardens catalog for 1975: “The fanfare has been building on this one since its maiden bloom five years ago, and it has garnered honors since. Thusfar it has seveal Ec’s, Best Seedling honors, and HC. The crescendo bodes brilliant. Glowing, vibrant deep blue-purple falls of great width that the hafts overlap. the tightly held ruffled standards are light blue with a deep purple flush-up the mid-rib; a characteristic unknown in this class before. It has the brilliant metallic sheen like the amoenas of yesteryear. Branching, buds, and vigor are all you can wish for. Swirling in the epitome of bubble-ruffling. More advance sales and reservations of any iris we’ve ever released.”
((((Frosted Starlight x (Spanish Peaks x Black Satin)) x ((Cahokia x Pierre Menard) x (Black Forest x Chivalry))) x Penthouse) x (Mahalo x Diplomacy)) X Veneration. HM 1976, AM 1978, Dykes Medal 1980.