TB 38″ EM B1M
From Tell’s Iris Gardens catalog for 1951: “M-L (sister to Cahokia). Deep rich flaring blue. Lots of individuality and charm.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1955: “A magnificent new rich blue. The slightly open standards are a Hyacinth blue, the falls a Campanula violet with a canary yellow beard giving an effective foil. In effect, a rich deep blue. One of the finest new Iris The engraver has caught only a pert of its charn.”.”
From Fairmount Gardens catalog for 1956: “A clear medium blue of fine form and heavy substance. The stalk is strong with equally spaced short branches that allow three flowers to be displayed at one time with no crowding.
From Syllmar Gardens catalog for 1956: “Very large blooms of medium blue with horizontal falls. Excellent form and outstanding substance. There is a lot of blue to its coloring and the entire flower posses a lovely enamel finish. Good branching and vigorous growth. A really fine iris. Mid-season.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1959: “Finest of the new medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a hyacinth-blue with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary yellow. Very flaring in form, large, with broad segments. A very, very, late iris.”
From iris Test Gardens catalog for 1959: “A clear medium blue of fine form and heavy substance. The stalk is strong with equally spaced short branches that allow three flowers to be displayed at one time with no crowding. An excellent Iris.”
From Marble Iris Gardens catalog for 1962: “Hyacinth-blue with a beard of canary-yellow. This late blooming Iris has a flaring form, large with broad segments.”
1949 Check List: parentage lost. (Tell’s: sister to Cahokia), HM 1948, AM 1950.