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HISTORIC IRIS (on this page from 1990)

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Keppel - 1990
HM 92, AM 95
ABSTRACT ART
TB - Midseason, 32"
Standards peach-beige ground, suffused washed and dotted rosy-purple; falls near apricot dashed and dotted; hafts darker reddish-purle; beards tera cotta to spartan

Gigolo X change of  Heart sib
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Magee 1990
HM 91, AM 94
Wister Medal 1997
 
ACOMA
TB - Earlyseason, 30"
Standards palle blue; falls ivory, ight violet plicata pattern on edge; beards henna

(((Cook 2754 x Claudia Rene) X Orchid Brocade) x (After All x Moon River)) X Capricious
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Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie 1910
ALCAZAR
TB - Historic Bi-Color, Lateseason, Exceptionally Tall
Standards light mauve or hortense violet; falls velvety pansy-violet, bronzed and veined on wide outer haft and becoming olive-yellow along a sense, showy beard

None given by the American Iris Society
$7

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Meek 1979
ANGEL SYMPHONY
TB - Early to Midseason, 34"
White self, heavy texture veining with hint of green; orange beard tipped white

Winter Olympics X Murmuring Morn
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Hager 1985
HM 87, AM 89
ANNA BELLE BABSON
TB - Midseason, 36"
Intense deep pink self; narrow tangerine beard

Beverly Sills X Wings of Dreams
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Tompkins 1988
APOLLODORUS
TB - Midseason, 38"
Standards coppery-gold, hazy taffy-lilac overtone; falls blended saffron gold and copper-tan, overlaid catawba brown, 1/2" bright tawny gold border; beards gold

Involved Parentage
 
 $9

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Luihn 1986
HM 88
BLACKOUT
TB - Mid Lateseason, 30"
Standards silky black-violet; falls blue-black; berds blackish-blue

By Night X Navy Chant
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Sass 1941
HM 42, AM 44
BLUE SHIMMER
TB - Historic Iris - Lateseason
Plicata, large clean sparkling white, stippled and peppered all over with bluish-violet

SassHP No. 65-35 X (Blue Monarch X  Unknown)
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Schreiner 1976
HM 78 
BUTTERSCOTCH BRONZE
TB - Lateseason, 38"
Light golden to rich bronze; beards yellow bronze

Spring Waltz X (Golden Tan x Olympic Torch)
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Schreiner 1977
HM 79
BURNT TOFFEE
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 37"
Standards light chocolate, flushed blue-lavender to center along midrib; falls richer chocolate with darker chocolate hafts, blue blaze in center; dull gold to blue beard

Unknown Parentage
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Unknown
NOID (Cat Whiskers)
Blooms with Intermediate Iris
Lilac/purple bi-tone; very fragrant
Note: not a Registered Name

Unknown Parentage; unknown source
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Niswonger 1987
HM 89, AM 91
CHAMPAGNE ELEGANCE
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 34"
Amoena; standards pale lavender-pink (near white) and classicaly arched; falls light buffy-apricot; beards amber; prolific bloomer

Involved Parentage
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BLyth 1990
CHANTED
SDB - Midseason, 13"
Pink with smoky cast; beards lavender-blue; tangerine in throat

Oladi X (Peach Eyes x Kandi Moon)
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Plough 1976
HM 78
CIRCUS STRIPES
TB - Historic - Midseason, 30"
Plicata; standards white with violet veined edges; falls white, veining of violet; beards white to yellow

Winner's Circls X 66-73-19 sib
$7
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Innerst 1983
HM 85
COLOR TART
TB - Midseason, 36"
Medium yellow, trimmed burgundy red; beards gold bronze

Frivolity X Porta Villa
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Niswonger 1983
HM 85
CORAL CHALICE
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 34"
Standards white; falls salmon pink on upper two-thirds, fading to white toward edge; beards tangerine

Coral Strand X Peach Spot
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Miller 1987
HM 89, AM 91
Cook-Douglas Medal 1993
DARK VADER
SDB - Midseason, 11"
Standards dark blue-violet; falls black; bushy blue beard; ruffled

Mrs. Nate Rudolph X Abracadabra
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Anderson 1989
EVANNA
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 33"
Standards deep peach-pink; falls lighter with creamy undertone; beards deep pink but lighter

Vanity X Highness
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Meek 1988
FORTY PINOCHLE
TB -  Bicolor - Early Midseason, 37"
Standards bright golden yellow; falls red brown, minutely edged tannish gold; beards mustard

((((Gay Tracery x Witches' Brew) x War Lord) x Post Time ) x (Gala Madrid x Cherry Smoke)) X World News
$7

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Blyth 1984
FROSTED ANGEL
SDB -  Early to Midseason, 14"
White self, faint blue cast in center of falls; beards pastel blue, lemon in throat

Sapphire Jewel X Veiled Skies
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Plough 1954

HM 56 
GAY PAREE
TB -  Historic - Early Midseason, 38"
Standards blue white (rapidly turning pure white); falls white, chartreuse influence in upper half of falls, metallic lustre; beards red tangerine

(Hall pink sdlg x The Capitol) X (Loomis pink sdlg x Golden Eagle)
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L. Miller 1988
HM 90
GENTLE DRAGON 
TB - Midseason, 32"
Standards butterscotch, heavily veined maroon; dark red-black falls, rimmed pale butterscotch; beards golden orange

Aztec Treasure X Gypsy Caravan
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Osborne 1985
HM 87
GLADYS AUSTIN
TB - Space Age - Midseason, 37"
Standards golden yellow; falls, deep orchid violet, sharp brown rim on edge; beards yellow-orange at base turning into fuzzy violet horn

Battle Star X Brown Lasso
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Byers 1989
GODSEND
TB - Space Age - Mid Lateseasaon, 36"
Standards mid pink; falls pink white, beige pink hafts; beards red orange changing to electric violet toward fuzzy amethyst horns

Vanity X Moonlit
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Byers 1989
GOOD FAIRY
TB - Reblooms - Space Age - Midseason, 36"
Space-age; standards creamy peach-pink; falls paler flesh pink, deeper hafts; beards tangerine, 1/4" horns on spring bloom

(Entourage x Sky Hooks) X Heather Blush
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Aitken, 1983
HM 83, AM 87
Sass Medal 1990
HELLCAT
IB - Mid Lateseason, 16" 
Standards pale blue lavender, darker flush at midrib; falls dark blue lavender; beards dark blue lavender

Hocus Pocus X Mystique
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Babson 1975
HM 77
IMPERSONATOR
Flat Form Novelty - Midseason, 38"
Falls blue-violet, lighter area in center; beards white

Tambourine X Shipshape
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Hager 1989
JESTER
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 36"
Standards full yellow; falls white, hazed orchid blending to wide yellow border; beards deep yellow, extension tipped with yellow petaloids

(SP3228Y&Wh x Moon Mistress) X Sky Hooks
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Keppel 1987
HM 90
JITTERBUG
TB - Early Season, 32"
Standards sunflower yellow; falls sunflower to chrome lemon ground with all-over light rayed wash of zanzibar; beards goldenrod to bronze yellow

(Ranch Rose X Peccadillo sib) X Rustic Dance
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Rawlins 1982
HM 84, AM 86
LITTLE EPISODE
SDB - Bi-Color - Midseason, 12"
 Dark violet, 1/8" light violet edge; beards violet

Velvatine X Velvet Caper
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Ensminger 1987
HM 89, AM 93
MARIA TORMENA
TB - Mid to lateseason, 31.5"
Phlox pink with pansy violet splashes; beards poppy red

Involved Parentage
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Nearpass 1986
HM 88, AM 92
PURPLE PEPPER
TB - Midseason, 35"
Standards soft lavender blue, light dotting in center; falls white, peppered blue violet overall; beards light yellow; foliage purple based

(Dancers Veil x ((New Adventure x (Captured Heart x Melodrama)) x Ribbon Round)) X Easy Street
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Schreiner 1987
AM 91
Wister Medal 1993
Dykes Memorial Medal 1994
SILVERADO
TB - Midseason, 38"
Ruffled butterfly blue; beards self

(Starina x Navy Strut) X Carriage Trade
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Denney by McWhirter 1990
HM 93
SINISTER
TB - Bi-Color - Early to Midseason, 38"
Rich cherry mahogany red; beards mustard

Spectacular Bid X Maroon Velvet
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Byers 1988
HM 90, AM 94
SMELL THE ROSES
SDB - Reblooms - Early to Lateseason, 13"
Medium violet blue, blended deeper rosy violet at hafts, much lighter small violet area around beard; medium violet blue beard lightly tipped frosty powder blue; pronounced sweet fragrance

Third Charm X Baby Blessed
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Sass 1943
HM 44, AM 47
SOLID MAHOGANY
TB - Historic Iris
From Cooley's 1947 catalog: "This grand new red is one of the finest dark irises of recent years. Beautifully formed, the color aptly described by the name. No haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the plush like falls."

City of Lincoln x sdlg
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Plough 1968
HM 69, AM 73
STUDY IN BLACK
TB - Bi-Tone - Early Midseason, 36"
Deep red-black, lighter area at base of midribs, clean brownish hafts; beards tipped blue-violet

(Duke of Burgundy x Edenite) X Congo Song
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Schreiner 1989
HM 91
SULTRY MOOD
TB - Midseason, 36"
Cerise purple self; beards purple

(Dream Time x A973-1) x Seance) X (Elizabeth Stuart x (Flaming Heart x Pink Horizon))
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Schreiner 1988
HM 90, AM 92
SUPREME SULTAN
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 40"
Standards Indian yellow; falls chrysanthemum crimson; Indian yellow beard; ruffled and laced

Gallant Moment X Peking summer
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Schreiner 1986
HM 88, AM 91
SWEET MUSETTE
TB - Midseason,37"
Standards light pink lavender; falls warm rose pink; tangerine beard; serrated and lightly laced

Involved Parentage
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Swert's Florilegium
Collected in 1612
SWERTI
Historic Iris
Iris Swertii, is an unromantic name for a very old, romantic looking flower. First catalogued in 1612. Swertii is recognized as one of the oldest iris which is still in existence, second only to I. Florentina and I. Pallida, which date from the 1500's.

Unknown Parentage of a Natural Hybrid
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Ghio 1990
HM 93
TEST PATTERN
TB -  Mid to Lateseason, 36"
Standards burnt gold; falls gold, brushed and lined overall maroon red, deeper shoulders and edge; beards burnt gold

((Handiwork x (Gay Parasol x Mystiqe)) x Goddess) X Gigolo
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Keppel 1981
HM 83, AM 86
THEATRE
TB - Early to Midseason, 34"
Standards vervain; falls white ground with purple heather dotted wash; beards white to lemon

Involved Parentage
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Maryott 1986
TIGER SHARK
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 37"
Plicata; standards tan, hint of red; falls tan and yellow, hint of red, maroon stripes; beards yellow

Bengal Tiger X (Kilt Lilt x Thanksgiving)
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Hager 1990
HM 92, AM 95
TRIPLE WHAMMY
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 40"
Space-age; standards bright yellow; falls lavender-white center, gold hafts, yellow edge; beards and 3/4" horns bright purple

((Birthstone x Sky Hooks) x Jester) X (Barbary Coast x Buckthorn)
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Austin 1962
HM 80
TURKISH TOPAZ
A - Mid to Lateseason, 18"
Standards blue-white with amber-yellow edge; falls yellow-brown purple striations; beards blue
Note: rhizomes are small

Parentage Unknown
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Schreiner 1965
HM 69
TUXEDO
TB -  Midseason, 37"
Deep midnight blue-black self; beards deep midnight blue-black

Licorice Stick X 0-332-1
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Williamson 1936
HM 37, AM 38
Dykes Medal 1940
WABASH
TB - Historic Iris
One of the most popular iris of all time; bi-color; clean white standards; bright purple falls

Dorothy Dietz X Cantabile