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Color Class--Squalens

This color class was based upon an early hybrid that was thought to be a species, Iris squalens L. . The Latin squalidus means dirty, neglected, squalid. The original I. squalens was muted in tones with prominent veining and haft marks. the falls were somewhat darker brownish purple and the standards a muted light yellow with purplish stains/veins at the edges. The 1939 color classification refers to blends as either Shot or Squalens. It states "Black, brown or yellow blended with blue or red makes a Blend, as --S9L, or a light pink and yellow blended bicolor as 'Rameses'."

From Twin Larches Nursery 1923 "Squalens Section The standards are of clouded shades of bronze and fawn.
'Dr. Bernice'. S. clouded bronze, F. richest and most velvety crimson. Large and unusually beautiful. Late/ 2 ft. 25 cts.
'Gypsy Queen'. S. lavender, suffused gold, F.rosy lilac, veined deeper, bright orange beard. 2 ft.
'Jaquiniana'. S. iridescent bronze. Long, drooping falls of deep wine-red. Large flowers of perfect form.The most beautiful Iris in this section. 30 in. 30 cts.
'Lady Seymour'. S. lavender Hushed sulphur, F. deep lavender, netted white. 25 in.
'Lord Grey'. Fawn-color, very faintly suffused rose. Unusual coloring. 2 ft. 25 cts.
'Miralba'. S. rosy lilac, F. claret veined white; elfect old-rose.
'Murat'. S. bright orange-yellow, F. rusty red, veined white. Small.
'Shakespeare'. S. clouded bronze, F. maroon, netted white. Large.
Iris squalens L.(SPEC) Iris squalens

‘Rameses' (1928) TBRameses


-- Main.RPries - 2010-09-09
Topic revision: r6 - 23 Dec 2023, BobPries
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