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(TB) 'Friar Tuck'

1920, Williamson

'Friar Tuck' (E. B. Williamson, 1920) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S9L.

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1929: Friar Tuck (Williamson No. 325, 1929). (Seedling on Williamson No. 17, pedigree lost). Tall Bearded. Height 32 inches, stalk high but well branched, 8 flowers, well spaced. Flowers medium, 3-1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; obovate; Livid Purple, shading to greenish yellow before the claw, this greenish yellow area and the claw heavily veined and spotted maroon. Falls drooping; broadly wedge shaped; Blackish Red-Purple, without any fading toward the margin, but, at about half the distance from the apex of the beard to the apex of the fall, the margin is very broadly pale with wide veins of Blackish Red-Purple, which, on the whitish haft, pass into broad and heavy Maroon veins; beard Cadmium Yellow. Style branches yellow, mid-line and crests purplish tinged. This Iris flowered first in 1923. In 1924 when Mr. Sturtevant saw it he said it should be named Unique, so the name Friar Tuck, suggested by Mr. H. F. Dietz may not be inappropriate. A distinct and to most people an attractive Iris. The stems are thin and strong, carrying the flowers gracefully. $0.50.

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