Tea Rose

Whiting, R. 1942 / I. 1944
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1940-1949
Fall Color:
Pink/Peach
Standard Color:
Pink/Peach
Pattern:
Blend
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Whiting

Full Description

TB 36″ M S7L

From DeForest’s Irisnoll catalog for 1947: “A rose-pink that fades to pink. Attractive to the last. Strong grower.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “A charming roseate iris so smoothly blended as to give the appearance of a self. The nicely formed flowers of copper-pink grow on vigorous plants. A wealth of bloom throughout the season.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1949: “A blend of rose and pale gold, well on the way to true pink. It is a seedling of Matula crossed with China Maid. The color is strong and warm enough to be seen across the garden and yet clear and delicate as a rose.”

(Matula X China Maid), HM 1945.