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(TB) 'Blue Ruffles'

1954, Barton

'Blue Ruffles' (Maxwell, introducer, for originator, Dr. A. J. Barton, R. 1953). TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV1, Red-violet self, Roman purple to grape juice (M & P); white at haft; beard tipped white, shading to deep yellow. Two seedlings, both pedigrees lost. Iris Test Gardens 1954.

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From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: BLUE RUFFLES. <Dr. A. J. Barton, 1954). Standards and falls are Roman Purple to Grape Juice Color as per Dictionary of Color; falls have underside of grayish white; edges heavily ruffled and flounced. Standards are ruffled on edges, same color as falls, but mid rib of standards shades to white at the haft. Well branched; flower placement very fine; large and holds color in hot sun. This commanding flower has nothing like it; in our exceedingly large collection of Iris it stands alone in its color. 38 inches tall; early to midseason. A novelty you will remember. $7.50
 
 

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