From Cooley’s Iris Catalog 1960: “Dr m C Riddle has been raising seedlings for about twenty years, but because of meticuouschoice in the matter of ushering in his first Iris creation he insisted that it be first class as well.. The gret size and all around majesty of this fine iris cannot be adequately brought out. In our picture. It is more blue than Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky, and the beard is almost light blue to white.The petals are extremely broad and flaring. In the originators garden the heavy well branched stalks reached a height of 40″. Here is fit companionship for iris royalty..”
HM AIS 1959.