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(TB) 'Taffeta'

1920, Cleveland

'Taffeta' (Frances Cleveland, R. 1920) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S1M.

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From Sam Carpenter Garden catalog, 1925: TAFFETA (Cleveland) - Standards pale brown tone, shaded with blue and gold, changing to soft fawn color; Falls fawn shot with blue. Tall. $1.00.
From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: TAFFETA (Cleveland 1920) 6.0. S. light heliotrope-gray, flushed deep olive-buff; F. dull lavender. This Iris, probably rated low on account of its size, has a profusion of blooms of an attractive smoky tone that is appealing to many. Growth vigorous. 36 inches. 75 cts. each; $2.00 for 3.
From Sunnybrook Iris Garden catalog, 1924. TAFFETA - S. when first opened are a very unusual tone of brown shaded with blue and gold, later they are soft fawn color. F. fawn shot with blue, giving the whole flower an appearance of changeable blue and gold which is very charming and unusual. Flowers are large, borne on tall stems, and the plant is vigorous and carries many flowering stalks. $1.00.

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