OB (Sir Michael Foster
, 1909). AB, TMB, tall. Red blend. I. iberica
X I. pallida
. J. Wallace, 1909. [22 chr] [AT].
Also listed in TB web: 'Shiraz'
| From R. Wallace Co. catalog, 1922: SHIRAZ (Iberica x Pallida). Large flowers of remarkable appearance, bright purple blue standards and bronze purple falls much veined; vigorous. 5/- each.
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: SHIRAZ AB (Sir Michael Foster, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. TMB, tall, bloom season NIA. I iberica X I pallida. AIS Color Class: S9 (red squalens with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Red blend. Court of Iris: "The standards are soft light blue violet while the falls are off-white with heavy veining of deep violet with a suggestion of a signal patch." Vallette: "dark blue bitone." J.Wallace, 1909. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 22-chromosome diploid, an OB in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 493; ASI '76, p. 77; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 179.
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