TB 42″ M R3L
From Iris and Iris Gardens (Wallace & Co:1922): A distinctive form, producing strong spikes, branching from the base, as many as 12 or more flowers being out on one inflorescence at the same time. Standards pale levender. Falls horiontal, very broad, widely expanded, and of a deeper rose lavener, the general effect being a lovely shade of rosy mauve. One of thefinest and most distinct of Bliss’s seedlings. 39″”.
From Weed’s Landscape Nursery for 1924: “S. French-gray-lavender; F. rosy lavender.”
From Bonnewitz Irises catalog for 1926: “S. pale lavender; F. horizontal, of deepest rose-lavender. This variety has been selling up to my limit of production. I suppose its beautiful name is responsible for at least a part of the demand for it.”
From Indian Spring Farms catalog for 1931: “The general effect is a lovely shade of rose-mauve.”
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1933: “S, pale lavender-blue; F, deeper rose lavender. A favorite.”
(Mme. Chereau X Cordelia), AM RHS 1930.
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