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(TB) 'Dorothy Dietz'

1929, Williamson

'Dorothy Dietz' (E.B. Williamson, R. 1928) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W3D. 'Wyoming' x 'Lent A. Williamson'. Longfield 1929.

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From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1929: Dorothy Dietz (Williamson No. 306, 1929). (Wyoming X ?, probably Lent A. Williamson). Tall Bearded. Height 32 inches, stalk high but well branched, 5 flowers, fairly well spaced. Flowers large, 4-1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; obovate; opening Light Chicory Blue, quickly fading to white, extreme base of claw yellowish, Maroon spotted. Falls drooping; broadly wedge shaped; Pansy Violet, fading to paler at the extreme margin; haft nearly white, apically veined heavily with Pansy Violet, then with Maroon, and near the base with Old Gold, beard Wax Yellow. Style branches white, lightly tinged; crests Light Chicory Blue. Named for Dorothy (Mrs. H. F.) Dietz. Mr. and Mrs. Dietz have been for many years our friendly critics and they have consented to our request that this fine variety should bear Mrs. Dietz' name. This is a large and unexcelled Amoena, distinct and refined, and enthusiastically approved by the many judges who have seen it. $10.00.
From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1937: DOROTHY DIETZ (Wmsn. 1929) ML 31 in. A most striking bicolor of clear chicory blue and pansy violet. Greatly admired by all Visitors. 2.50

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