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■(TB) 'Horned Mystery'

1961, Austin

'Horned Mystery' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1960). Seedling# 8215. TB horned, 42" (107 cm). Late bloom. Color Class R3. Standards light red; falls crimson; white horns. 'Maytime' X 'Mulberry Snow'. Rainbow 1961.

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Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris GardenPhoto by Argyle AcresPhoto by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden


From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: HORNED MYSTERY (Austin '62) L-40". Most brillianT of all horned & spooned Iris. Standards bright pink, flushed yellow. Falls brilliant crimson, with striking snow-capped effect. Beard also white, adding to effect. The mystery arises as to why it is sometimes a stunning horned Iris, with pure white needle-like horns 1" to 1-1/2" long, & sometimes a breath-taking spooned one, with bright red spoons as large as 1" across, at ends of white horns. Highly decorative in either form. 48 chromosomes. Pollen plentiful. (Mayt1me X Mulberry Snow). Regularly $6.00; on $10 order $4.75; on $25 order $3.95.

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-03-05
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HornedMystery01.JPGJPG HornedMystery01.JPG manage 54 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HornedMystery12BHI.jpgjpg HornedMystery12BHI.jpg manage 66 K 21 Apr 2012 - 18:39 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HornedMysteryBHI.JPGJPG HornedMysteryBHI.JPG manage 59 K 18 Nov 2011 - 20:43 BetsyHiggins Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HornedmysteryAA.jpgjpg HornedmysteryAA.jpg manage 59 K 05 Mar 2011 - 20:41 BetsyHiggins Photo by Argyle Acres
Topic revision: r10 - 19 Aug 2021, TerryLaurin
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