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(TB) 'Tuscarora'

1929, Williamson

'Tuscarora' (E. B. Williamson, 1929) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R7L. 'Nancy Orne' x 'Lent A. Williamson'?

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From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1929: Tuscarora (Williamson No. 308, 1929). (Nancy Orne X ?, probably Lent A. Williamson). Tall Bearded. Height 42 inches, stalk low and well branched, 12 flowers, well spaced. Flowers medium to large, 4 inches high and 4-1/2 inches wide. Standards arching cupped; obovate; Vinaceous Purple, shading to yellowish at the claw which is Maroon veined. Falls drooping; broadly wedge shaped; Pansy Purple; haft whitish, broadly yellowish along the margins, heavily Maroon veined; beard Cadmium Yellow. Style branches yellow, mid-line and crests reddish purple. The name for this variety was suggested by Mr. H. F. Dietz. This is a striking variety, the general garden effect being a bright light red. It flowered first in 1923 and has been generally admired since then. $1.00.

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