From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: RING DOVE — (Pall. X.) Immense flowers, five inches in length, of splendid substance, heavy texture, fine form, with broad ruffled standards, and long drooping falls. Coloring warm; S. bright lavender-violet; F. deeper, at base veined still darker on lavender-white. Strong, vigorous and free, in favorable conditions exceeding four feet in height, and bearing as many as seventeen flowers and buds on a single branched spike. $1.15.
From Indian Springs Iris Garden 1927 “RING DOVE (Foster 1913). S. pale lavender-violet; F. a shade darker, with a band of dark lavender at the throat. Tall, thrifty grower. 50 cts. each; $1.25 for 3; $4.00 per doz.”