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■(TB) 'Ruffled Taffeta'

1954, Miess

'Ruffled Taffeta' (Elma Miess, R. 1953). TB, 42" (107 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-RV1L, Light red-violet self (viola, M & P 42-G-7). Seedling# 423A: ( 'Snow Flurry' x 'Great Lakes') X 'Lake Tenaya'. Syllmar Gardens 1954.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1955; Judges' Choice 1956.

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From AIS Bulletin #133, April 1954. Introducing RUFFLED TAFFETA. Large heavily ruffled lavender. Wide petals flaring falls, closed standards. Exceptional substance. Vigorous grower. Mid-season. 40" tall. Each $20.00. Syllmar Gardens.
From M. Oliver Flower Farm catalog, 1958: RUFFLED TAFFETA (Miess '54) Both falls and standards of this pinkish lavender Iris have beautiful ruffling; closed standards, almost horizontal falls. Plants are vigorous and have exceptionally large blossoms. Very tall. H.M. '55. $6.50.

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RuffledTaffeta11.JPGJPG RuffledTaffeta11.JPG manage 69 K 30 Aug 2021 - 02:54 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RuffledTaffeta12BHI.JPGJPG RuffledTaffeta12BHI.JPG manage 56 K 01 May 2012 - 19:37 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
RuffledTaffetaBHI.JPGJPG RuffledTaffetaBHI.JPG manage 132 K 21 Nov 2011 - 23:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
ruffledtaffeta.JPGJPG ruffledtaffeta.JPG manage 480 K 25 Jul 2018 - 02:04 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
ruffledtaffeta5.JPGJPG ruffledtaffeta5.JPG manage 175 K 08 May 2024 - 02:40 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
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Topic revision: r13 - 08 May 2024, TLaurin
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