Fred Deforest 1940/1942
GG eligible - endangered
Midseason bloom. Color Class-S4M. ‘Salar’ x ‘Far West’.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1946: RIO ORO (DeForest 1942) M. L. An iris of great charm and refinement and one of the most fascinating colors in the garden. It is a rich honey yellow self giving the effect of a bright golden brown. The standards are well domed and firmly held, the falls very flaring. Well formed flowers, tall, with good branching. Vigorous growth. 40 in. $5.00.