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2009, McMurtrie

'Velvet Smile' ( Alan McMurtrie, 2009). SPEC-X, Subgenus Hermodactyloides , Reticulata hybrids (not registered with AIS). Seedling 87-CQ-3) Armenian Caucasus Retic x {Van Eeden Blue & 'J.S. Dijt'}. For more about Reticulata Irises see

Alan McMurtrie crossed the Armenian I. reticulata caucasica (from lake Sevan) with an unregistered blue hybrid from William van Eeden. In my opinion it is far better then all other traditional cultivars. Flowers are very large, with bluish-purple standards and very deep purple falls marked with bright orange-yellow ridge surrounded by white stripes. Armenian Caucasus Retic x {Van Eeden Blue & 'J.S. Dijt'} Introduced by Rulsans 2009

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For more about Reticulata Irises see Alan McMurtrie's website
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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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VelvetSmileJB.JPGJPG VelvetSmileJB.JPG manage 225 K 25 Feb 2017 - 16:04 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
VelvetSmileM1.jpgjpg VelvetSmileM1.jpg manage 1 MB 16 Dec 2016 - 18:19 BobPries From
Velvet_Smile.jpgjpg Velvet_Smile.jpg manage 604 K 17 Oct 2014 - 14:39 BobPries McMurtrie photo
Velvet_SmileM2.jpgjpg Velvet_SmileM2.jpg manage 482 K 16 Dec 2016 - 18:20 BobPries From
velvetsmile01.jpgjpg velvetsmile01.jpg manage 63 K 19 Oct 2014 - 22:45 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kirsten
velvetsmile02.jpgjpg velvetsmile02.jpg manage 182 K 23 Feb 2017 - 03:31 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rick Tasco
Topic revision: r7 - 25 Feb 2017, Betsy881
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