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â– (TB) 'Unicorn'

1954, Austin

'Unicorn' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1952). TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color Class R4. Standards bright mulberry, Falls white, edge and centerline mulberry; beard superimposed upon a horn projecting 3/4" from center of falls. Seedling# JS-M-176B X seedling# 638. Rainbow 1954.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: UNICORN (Austin '54) M-L-42". This is the original, the world's first horned Iris. Depicted in life-like true color. Represents greatest break in development of an entirely new, highly decorative Iris form that has occurred in last half century of intensive Iris breeding. Beards are raised, separated from falls, projecting as striking plumed horns. Coloring is bold, contrasting—brilliant mulberry standards, snow white falls, edged to match standards. Beard orange-yellow. Seed parent of Fringed Spoon; pollen parent of Flounced Loveliness. (JS-M-116B X 638). Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $2.20; on $25 order $1.90.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Unicorn.jpgjpg Unicorn.jpg manage 73 K 16 Aug 2015 - 14:12 Main.hrandiac This is a drawing from Tom Craig catalog.
Unicorn02.JPEGJPEG Unicorn02.JPEG manage 12 K 10 May 2014 - 12:25 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Unicorn13JB.JPGJPG Unicorn13JB.JPG manage 44 K 19 May 2013 - 17:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
UnicornBHI.JPGJPG UnicornBHI.JPG manage 56 K 24 Nov 2011 - 00:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
UnicornJB17.jpgjpg UnicornJB17.jpg manage 50 K 23 Apr 2017 - 16:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
UnicornJPG.jpgjpg UnicornJPG.jpg manage 70 K 29 Jun 2013 - 21:23 ColleenModra  
unicorn-jb.jpgjpg unicorn-jb.jpg manage 53 K 23 Feb 2013 - 18:18 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
unicorn02.jpgjpg unicorn02.jpg manage 180 K 17 Apr 2017 - 12:40 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
unicorn03.JPGJPG unicorn03.JPG manage 94 K 10 Jul 2014 - 23:25 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
unicorn09.JPGJPG unicorn09.JPG manage 298 K 11 Apr 2020 - 01:55 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1965 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
unicorn1.JPGJPG unicorn1.JPG manage 758 K 31 Jul 2018 - 22:09 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r19 - 01 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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