TB 39″ E
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1960: “What a thrilling concept for a hybridizer that beauty should possess an infinite frontier! When pulchritudinous Belle Meade first swam into our ken, it seemed as if a more beautiful blue plicata could not be achieved. But in Rococo we have what is obviously a new ultimate in plicata beauty. Never did an iris display such an intricate, saucy, petunia-like frilling. Indeed, in both color and form this is probably the fanciest iris in existence. The snowy ground of both standards and falls, the clean-cut margining of freshest, brightest blue, the classic grace – all suggest the exquisite perfection ascribed to Grecian art. For a new Queen of the iris garden we nominate Rococo. Its beauty will lend prestige to the finest iris collection.”
((Caroline Jane x Flying Saucer) X Belle Meade), HM 1960, AM 1962.