( Gordon Plough
, R. 1955). Seedling 50-38-1. TB (hybrid), 32" (81 cm). Midseaon late bloom. Color Class-W4, Blue-white changing to white, with deep olive hafts; deep tangerine beard, effect, red, white and blue. 'Elmohr'
x Muhlestein seedling 47-31: ( 'Golden Eagle'
x Loomis SQ 72
), sibling to 'Pink Formal'
. Eden Road 1956.
Also listed in TB web. 'Smithsonian'
NOTE: This iris has not been accepted as an arilbred by the Aril Society International because it does not exhibit the aril characteristics necessary for ASI acceptance.
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| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: SMITHSONIAN (Plough '56) ML-34". Buds light blue, opening to blue-white flowers changing to pure white with prominent deep red-tangerine beard. A startling color break; very useful in breeding, especially with Oncobreds. Elmohr X Sib. to Pink Formal. Regularly $2.50; on $10 order $2.00; on $25 order $1.75.
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