OB ( Sir Michael Foster
, BRS). AB, MB. Red-toned blend, bicolor, dark. I. iberica
X I. pallida
. Synonym: Dilkush. J. Wallace & Co., 1909. International Garden Club Journal 2: 320. September 1918 illustrated Bonnewitz 1920, Crawford 1928
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923/24: DILKUSH (Foster) $3.00. I have imported this variety four times, and it does not take kindly to our American conditions. As a result of several years’ effort I can spare only ten rhizomes.
| From Crawford catalog, 1927: DILKUSH-- M.B. (Foster, 1909) S. violet, with rich netted veinings; F. reddish purple with black throat and yellow beard. Large, rounded flower. Oncocyclus and Pogoniris hybrid. 27 inches. $1.00.
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: DILKASH AB (Sir Michael Foster, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. MB-One. Height and bloom season NIA. I. iberica X I. pallida. AIS Color Class:!S9D (red squalens with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Red-toned blend, bicolor, dark. Vallette: "large violet, veined deeper; F. darker at throat." Syn: Dildush. Wallace & Co. 1909. Notes: Name approved; an OB (diploid) in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 192; ASI '76, p. 29; Vallette, p. 176.
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