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Kennedy 1984
HM 81, AM 86
Williamson-White 88
SDB - Bi-Color - Midseason, 20" 
Standards yellow; falls lavender, edged yellow; yellow beard
Topsy Turvy X Floridor
Aardvark Lark - TB Plicata iris - Black 2002 Aardvark Lark - TB Plicata iris - Black 2002 AARDVARK LARK

Black 2002
HM 04, AM 08
TB - Plicata - Early-Midseason, 35" 
Standards peachy apricot, falls-apricot ground with grape juice purple apricot rim, beard orange
Artist's Whim X Wild Oats
  Abby Grace TB Iris - Headrick 2000 ABBY GRACE
Headrick 2000
TB - Midseason, 40"
Standards deep royal purple; style arms royal purple; falls velvety purple black, shoulders blended red brown; beards deep blue at end, yellow in throat; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance
Lady Friend X Hello Darkness 
Absolute Treasure TB Iris - Tasco 2006 Absolute Treasure - TB Iris - Tasco 2006
Tasco 2006
HM 08, AM 10
TB - Midseason, 42"
Sky blue self, style arms slightly lighter toward back; falls slightly lighter centers; beards white, tipped golden yellow in middle and throat, frosty white at end; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance
Sudden Impact X Color Me Blue 
Magee 1990
HM 92, AM 94
Wister Medal 1997
TB - Reblooms - Early Season, 30"
Standards pale blue; falls ivory with violet plicata pattern on edge; beards henna
((Cook 2754 x Claudia Rene) x Orchid Brocade) x (After All x Moon River)) X Capricious
  Adobe Rose TB Iris - Ernst 1988 ADOBE ROSE
Ernst 1988
TB - Midseason, 35"
Standards peach cream; falls rosy red mauve,violet below bright orange beards
Gypsy Caravan X ((Bayberry Candle x Hi Top) x Carolina Honey) 
  African Nights - TB Iris - Selman 1985 AFRICAN NIGHTS
TB - Midseason, 34"
Standards aconite violet; falls dark aconite violet; beards dark violet; ruffled
Martial Music X E-17: (Tuxedo x Swahili)
  Afternoon Delight TB Iris AFTERNOON DELIGHT
Ernst 1983
HM 89, AM 93
TB - Midseason, 36"
Standards lightly laced light golden tan with lavender infusion; falls lavender with golden tan border, gold shoulders, white infusion near yellow beard
(Countryman x Outreach) X (Mary Frances x Lombardy)  
Afternoon in Rio - TB Iris - Schreiner 2005 Afternoon in Rio -  TB Iris -  Schreiner 2005 AFTERNOON IN RIO
Schreiner 2005
HM 07, AM 09
TB - Mid through Lateseason,  36"
 Standards violet purple; falls dark violet-purple, bronze rim, white blaze below beard; beards old gold
((( sib to Yaquina Blue pollen parent, x Pledge Allegiance) x Silverado) x unknown) X Serene Moment
Again and Again - TB reblooming iris - Ernst 1999 Again and Again TB AGAIN AND AGAIN
Ernst 1999
HM 01
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 36"
Medium yellow; white beards
Renown X Anxious 
Alabaster Unicorn - TB Iris - Sutton 1996 Alabaster Unicorn - TB Iris - Sutton 1996 ALABASTER UNICORN
Sutton 1996
HM 99, AM 01 02
TB - Space Age - Mid through Lateseason, 36-38"
Ruffled white self; beards yellow; white horns
(Dauber's Delight x Sky Hooks) X Honky Tonk Blues
Vilmorin 1910
TB - Bi-Color - Historic - Late Season, Exceptionally Tall
  Standards light mauve or hortense violet, shaded deeper in recesses of creped portions; falls velvety pansy violet, bronzed and veined on wide outer haft and becoming olive-yellow along the dense, showy beard; fragrant
None given by American Iris Society 
  Alene's Other Love -Reblooming SDB Iris -  Dean 1994 ALENE'S OTHER LOVE
Dean 1994
HM 96, AM 97
SDB - Reblooms - Midseason, 10-12"
Standards, top and edge pink to lavender center, purple base; falls greyed orange, white under lavender beards; fragrant
Triplicate X Third Charm
  Alexander's Ragtime Band - TB Iris - Gaultner 1994 ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND
Gaultner 1994
HM 06
TB - Midseason- 37"
Standards purple,veined; falls darker purple; beards muted white; heavily ruffled
Titan's Glory X His Lordship 
Bartlett 1998
HM 01
TB - Space Age -  Midseason, 37"
Pale blue self; beards bright blue violet, horned; sweet fragrance; dark purple
Howdy Do X Inca Queen
Cayeaux 1987
TB - Early MidSeason, 33"
Standards pure white; falls medium blue with white center; beards yellow
((Palomino x Emma Cook) x Tahiti Sunrise) x Pink Taffeta) X Condottiere
All About Spring - TB Iris - Kerr 2006 All About Spring TB Iris - Kerr 2006 ALL ABOUT SPRING
Kerr 2006
HM 09
TB - Mid through Lateseason,   36"
Standards lilac, yellow edge more gold at haft; style arms lilac, yellow edge; falls lilac, yellow edge, wide gold hafts; beards golden orange; slight sweet fragrance
Temperence X 94-005A: (89-019B: (Latin Rock x Role Model) x Eurythmic)
All Aflutter - TB Iris - Byers 1994 All Aflutter - TB Iris - Byers 1994 ALL AFLUTTER
Byers 1994
TB - Space Age - Midseason - 36"
White; beards red-orange with long blue flounce turning up at end; fragrant
Conjuration X Mesmerizer
  All American TB ALL AMERICAN
Byers 1991
TB - Reblooms - Midseason,  31"
Standards light blue; falls glacial white; beards bright red; pronounced sweet fragrance
Eternal Bliss X Pacific Tide
Selman 2005
HM 07, AM 09

TB  - Lateseason - 31"
Dark purple-black self, slight lacy fringe on style crests; beards dark purple at end, violet in middle; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance
Hollywood Nights X Black Tie Affair
Keppel 2003
HM 05, AM 07
TB - Early to Midseason, 40"
Standards columbine blue,outer 1/2 pale; style arms blue/white; falls white slight green-yellow shoulder; beards white, yellow at throat
Crowned Heads X Fogbound
Kasperek 1999
HM 02, HM 03, AM 05
Randolph-Perry Medal 2008
SPEC-X - Broken Color - Very Early Season, 22"
Red violet streaked silver white; styles violet lavender; beards yellow; fragrant
Batik X Ostry White
Blyth 1984
TB - Early-Early Midseason - 38"
Standards snow white; falls golden yellow; beards golden yellow
Tranquil Star X (Love Chant x Festive Skirt)
Not For sale   New 2012
Hager 2002
HM 04, AM 06
TB - Early to Midseason, 37"
Laced yellow self; beards yellow
Involved Parentage
Ambrosia Delight - TB Iris - Niswonger 1994 Ambrosia Delight - TB Iris - Niswonger 1994 AMBROSIA DELIGHT
Niswonger 1994
TB - Midseason - 36"
Standards white; falls lightly ruffled orange; beards orange
 June Sunset X 2-72: ((Java Dove x ((Happy Birthday x Glittering Amber) x Marilyn C)) x Sunset Snows)
Amelia's Orchig -  TB Space Age Iris - Mueller 1993 Amerlia's Orchid TB SA AMELIA'S ORCHID
Mueller 1993
TB - Space Age - Midseason, 30"
Standards white, pink edge; falls pink, lighter around wavy edge; beardsand spoons pink; fragrant
Latin Lover X Spoon Time 
American Master - TB iris - Kerr 2005 American Master - TB iris - Kerr 2005 AMERICAN MASTER
Kerr 2005
HM 08
TB - Midseason, 30"
Standards ivory yellow; style arms ivory brushed yellow; falls white, narrow blue edge, golden yellow hafts; beards gold, yellow at end; slight sweet fragrance
Bold Vision X Queen's Circle
Sexton 1983
TB - Bi-Color, 36"
Standards golden brown; falls rich black, gold haft markings; beards golden brown
World News X DeForest sdlg
McWhirter 1989
HM 91, AM 93
TB - Midseason, 40"
Clean white; beards white; slight sweet fragrance
Skating Party X Winterscape
  Amethyst Midnight TB Iris - Headrick 2009 AMETHYST MIDNIGHT

Headrick 2009
TB - Mid Lateseason, 32"
Standards deep blue-violet, wavy ruffles; style arms blue violet; falls deep amethyst-purple, lighter at hafts and edges, deeper purple striping at hafts; beards golden in throat, yellow in middle, blue white at end; slight sweet fragrance
Victoria Falls X Romantic Evening
Amiable - TB Iris - Ghio 2002 Amiable TB AMIABLE
Ghio 2002
HM 04, AM 06
TB - Bi-Color - Mid through Lateseason,  36"
Standards medium pink; arms pink; falls lavender pink; beards tangerine-white
Pond Lily X Mild Manner
Schreiner 2005
TB - Midseason, 34"
Standards lavender orchid; falls lavender orchid, apricot shoulders, 1/4" tan band on edges of standards and falls; beards tangerine
Star Fleet X BB 11-A: (Ride the Wind x Pledge Allegiance)
Amplified - TB Iris - Ghio 2000 Amplified - TB Iris - Ghio 2000 AMPLIFIED
Ghio 2000
HM 02
TB - Late-Very Late Season, 36"
Standards yellow orange, red infusion; falls bright yellow orange; beards red, white base
((Quito x (Mogul sib, x Bogota sib)) x Forbidden Fruit) X Cordoba sib
  Anaconda Love - BB Broken Color - Kasperek 1999 ANACONDA LOVE
Kasperek 1999
HM 01, AM 03
Knowlton Medal 2006
BB -Broken Color - Mid through Lateseason, 24"
Standards pink, splashed beetroot purple, laced; falls beetroot purple, streaked silver-pink; beards orange; fragrant
(Baboon Bottom x 89B-42E: (Rustic Dance x Maria Tormena)) X Tanzanian Tangerine
Nichols 1979
SDB -  Mid through Lateseason, 14"
Standards white; falls white with chartreuse hafts; beards pale blue tipped orange deep in throat
Puppet X Copy Cat
Angel Heart - IB Iris - Aitken 1996 Angel Heart - IB Iris - Aitken 1996 ANGEL HEART
Aitken 1996
IB - Reblooms - Mid-Season, 25"
Standards white; falls white; hafts yellow; beards orange
Coral Charmer X Be Happy  
Angel's Awe - TB Iris - Van Liere 2007 Angel's Awe TB Iris - Van Liere 2007 ANGEL'S AWE
Van Liere 2007
TB - Midseason, 37"
Standards white with hint of blue infusion, narrow yellow band at edge; style crest white tipped with yellow band; falls white with yellow band ending at hafts; beards reddish- orange
Acoma X Bogata, Sibling to Casting Crowns 
Angel Symphony - TB Iris - Meek 1979 Angel Symphony TB Iris - Meek 1979 ANGEL SYMPHONY
Meek 1979
TB - Early-Midseason, 34"
White self, heavy texture veining with hint of green; orange beard tipped white
Winter Olympics X Murmuring Morn
Announcement TB Iris - Bi-Color - Black 2002 Announcement - TB Iris - Black 2002 ANNOUNCEMENT
Black 2002
HM 04, AM 06
TB - Bi-Color - Midseason, 34"
Standards cameo pink, falls pastel blue violet w/violet white halos; beards tangerine with large blue violet flounces
To the Point X Lookout Point
Anvil of Darkness - TB Iris - Innerest 1998 Anvil of Darkness - TB Iris - Innerest 1998 ANVIL OF DARKNESS
Innerest 1998
HM 00, AM 02
TB - Midseason - 29"
Black self; beards black; fragrant
(By Night x Swazi Princess) X Before the Storm
Hager 1992
TB - Reblooms - Early, Mid, Lateseason, 35"
Pale lilac; beards pale yellow
Bonus Mama sib X Hallowed Thought
Aplomb - TB iris - Ghio 1992 Aplomb TB Iris - Ghio 1992 APLOMB
Ghio 1992
HM 94, AM 98
TB -  Mid through Lateseason, 40"
Standards mulberry plum; falls deep mulberry plum, deeper shoulders; beards brick
((Act of Love x Lady Friend) x Caption) X Stratage
Apollo One - Tb Iris - Sutton 1997 Apollo One TB Iris - Sutton 1997 APOLLO ONE
Sutton 1997
HM 00
TB -  Space Age - Plicata - Reblooms - Early-Midseason, 34"
Standards white,edged spiraea red; falls white,striped and edged spiraea red; beards bronze- gold-burgundy
Point in Time X Sky Hooks
April Jewel - TB Space Age Iris - Lauer 2000 April Jewel - TB Space Age Iris - Lauer 2000 APRIL JEWEL
Lauer 2000
HM 02
TB - Space Age - Midseason, 34"
Standards pink, edged orange buff; falls orange buff with pink cast; beards red tangerine; small horn; fragrant
(Orange Treat x (Chickasaw Sue x Role Model)) X Pagan Pink  
Arctic Burst TB Iris - Plicata - Duncan 2008 Arctic Burst TB Iris - Duncan 2000 ARCTIC BURST
Duncan 2008
HM 10
TB - Plicata -Midseason, 33"
Standards cold white; style arms same, light lemon-yellow edge to crest; falls cold white, canary yellow shoulders, lower 2/3 speckled and sometimes lined bishops violet; beards tangerine orange; lightly ruffled; slight fragrance
Goldkist X Puccini
Wood 1998
HM 00, AM 02
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 32"
White self; beards very dark burnt red
Skyblaze X Silver Fox 
Keppel 2006
HM 08, AM 10
TB - Late Season, 37"
Dark orchid-toned violet self, hazy blue undertones around tip of beard, deeper texture veining; beards light blue; light lace, ruffled
Rosette Wine X (Fashionably Late x Nora Eileen)

Lauer 2001
HM 04
TB - Space Age, Midseason, 35"
Cornflower blue, lighter near beards; beards blue at end, white to yellow in throat; 3/4" blue horn
Special Feature X (Busy Being Blue x Scented Bubbles)
  Art Project TB ART PROJECT
Zurbrigg 1990
TB - Midseason, 36"
Standards swirled red violet base, blends gold; falls gold, lavender veining; beards gold; fragrant
(O My Goodness x Ah Sweet Mystery) X Pantomime
Art Show - TB Iris - Keppel 1989 Art Show - TB Iris - Keppel 1989 ART SHOW

Keppel 1989
TB - Midseason - 34"
Standards maize blended peach; falls soft reddish-cordovan with maize edge striped at shoulder; fragrant
Rustler X Rustic Dance
Jedlicka 2008
TB - Space Age - Midseason, 29"
Standards light peach, veined darker with peach-yellow edges; style arms yellow; falls white centers striped violet veins, yellow edges, hafts; beards tangerine; short fuzzy yellow horns
Peach Royale X Jeda 2-5B4 (Thornbird x Meininger sdlg “White Extra”)
Aspen - TB Iris - Byers 1991 Aspen TB Iris - Reblooms - Byers 1991 ASPEN
Byers 1991
TB - Reblooms - Early-Early through Midseason, 36"
Ruffled white; blue beard, yellow in throat
Rio Vista X B-8-2: (Cease-Fire x Sky Hooks)
Blyth 2005
TB - Midseason, 35"
Standards buff to buff lemon, faintly infused soft lavender at midrib; falls deep red-violet, 1/4" lavender violet edge; beards deep tangerine to coffee brown; extremely ruffled
Decadence'X K96-1: (Fogbound x Starring)
At First Blush - TB Iris - Kerr 2006 At First Blush - TB Iris - Kerr 2006 AT FIRST BLUSH
Kerr 2006
HM 08
TB - Midseason, 36"
Standards light pink, darker at center; style arms pink; fallStandards  light pink, darker pink hafts; beards tangerine, white at end; slight sweet fragrance
Society Page X Tender Mercy
  Augustine - TB iris - Schick 2005 AUGUSTINE
Schick 2005
HM 07, AM 09
TB - Midseason, 36"
Standards pink-orange, style arms orange; falls orange, rose-orange shoulders; beards orange; laced; slight musky fragrance
Debbie Reynolds X (McKay x Role Model)
Aura Light TB Iris - Blyth Aura Light TB AURA LIGHT
Blyth 1996
HM 98, AM 00
TB - Early through Midseason, 34"
Standards pure white; falls brilliant gold; beards mustard; ruffled
Imprimis sibling X Chocolate Vanilla
  Austrian Garnet -  TB iris - Maryott 1991 AUSTRIAN GARNET
Maryott 1991
HM 03
TB - Midseason, 39"
Standards reddish black with metallic sheen; falls same with lighter center; beards-self tipped brown
Involved Parentage
  Autumn Circus TB Plicata Iris - Reblooms - Hager 1990 AUTUMN CIRCUS
Hager 1990
HM 94
TB - Plicata - Reblooms - Early Season, 34"
Standards white, peppered blue violet to solid edge; falls white, lines from white; beards blue violet plicata edge, yellow throat
(Space Odyssey x Socialite) X Earl of Essex
Sutton 2000
TB - Space Age - Reblooms - Early, Mid, Lateseason, 37"
 Standards violet blue; falls deep blue violet, darker edge; beards methyl violet; ruffled, slight musky fragrance
Star Master X Stingray
Christopherson 2003
BB - Space Age - Reblooms - Midseason, 25"
Standards wine red; falls darker velvety wine red, lighter rim; beards mustard; short upward horns
Rock Star X (Sky Hooks x Momentum)
Awesome Alex - TB space age iris - Burseen 2004 Awesome Alex - TB space age iris - Burseen 2004 AWESOME ALEX
Burseen 2004
HM 07, AM 09
TB - Space Age - Mid Late Season, 36"
Standards pearl white; falls cream,violet wash and cream edge; beards bronze orange; large fuzzy purple horn; ruffled
Involved Parentage
  Awesome Blossom TB Iris - Black AWESOME BLOSSOM
Black 2000
HM 02, AM 06
TB - Mid Late Season, 32"
Standards peach pink, butter halo, falls warm white veined butter, gold-band; beards tangerine orange; ruffled
Victorian Frills X Good Show  
Hedgecock 2002
TB - Late Season, 33"
Standards pale lavender blue; falls medium purple, slightly lighter near beard; beards purple, burnt orange hair tips and in throat; ruffled, heavily laced; slight sweet fragrance
(Space Dragon x Tuxedo) X Sophistication

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