George Shoop, R&I 1960
GG eligible - endangered
TB 36″ M
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1965: “Nearly all pink Iris carry a certain amount of peach, salmon or apricot blended together. Here is one which is devoid of these influences and in some quarters is regarded as the nearest approach to real pink. Color is rich and deep with the beard in harmony.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1966: “The search for the pinkest iris goes on. Many select One Desire as their choice of the pinkest. It is a deep, true pink without any lavender or peach influence. The beard, which is same tone, accents the pinkness of the flower. One of the pink favorites.”
(((Jeb Stuart x Floradora) x (Salmon Shell x Pink Formal)) X June Meredith), HC 1960, HM 1961, JC 1961, AM 1963.