Before 1907, Van Tubergen
RC ( C. G. Van Tubergen
, before 1907). AR, Pink to red-toned bitone blend, dark. Midseason bloom. 12". I. stolonifera
X ( I. paradoxa
x I. iberica
). Van Tubergen, Grullemans, Lisse, Holland, before 1907. [32 chr.]
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| From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: Hera, strong grower, with flowers of a beautiful rubv red colour, bronze blue shaded.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1961: HERA. ( Van T before '07 ) E 12". ( I. stolonifera ) X ( I. paradoxa x I. iberica ) Shows regelia influence. Standards in bright mulberry with a pink tone, flushed white and darker veins, Falls purple with deeper veins, Purple beard and ruffled petals. $1.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: HERA AR (C. G. Van Tubergen, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. RC. height and bloom season NIA. I stolonifera X (I paradoxa x I iberica). AIS Color Class: S9D (red squalens with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Pink to red-toned bitone blend, dark. Court of Iris: "Standards bright mulberry with a pink tone, flushed white and darker veins. Falls purple with deeper veins. Purple beard." Rainbow: "Standards bright pinkish mulberry, flushed white in center with darker veins. Falls deeper, pinkish purple, veined darker. Beard narrow, purple at end changing to white inside." Vallette: "bright pinkish mulberry bitone, veined darker; longer, narrower flowers with vivid blue beards." Van Tubergen, Grullemans, Lisse, Holland, before 1907. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 32-chromosome triploid, an RC in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 269; ASI '76, p. 42; ASI '78 YB, p.64; Vallette, p. 171.
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