Before 1911, Van Tubergen
RC ( C. G. Van Tubergen
). AR. Very early; 15",Light blue, patterned. Van Tubergen, before 1911.
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| From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: PARTHENOPE, lilac and white veined purple.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1961: PARTHENOPE. ( Van T before '11 ) VE 15". White with a silver dusting and a netting of mulberry and maroon; Black signal and beard. Chartreuse anthers. $2.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: PARTHENOPE AR (C. G. Van Tubergen, BRS). Sdlg #NIA.RC. Height and bloom season NIA. Parentage unknown. AIS Color Class: B2L (blue ground with blue feathering). '76 CL: Light blue, patterned. Court of Iris: "White with a silver dusting and netting of mulberry and maroon, black signal and beard, chartreuse anthers." Rainbow: VE-15". "the decorative lacework, so characteristic of most oncogelieas, is particularly pronounced, due to sharp contrast between the dark veins and the light ground color. Petals almost pure white, sparkling as if dusted with silver; veins in dark mulberry and maroon, sharp and clear. Signal patch black, changing to maroon. Beard black, anthers chartreuse." Vallette: "silvery white, veined dark mulberry and maroon; blackish maroon signal, with chartreuse anthers." Van Tubergen, before 1911. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 21-chromosome diploid, an RC in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 421; ASI '76, p. 64; Vallette, p. 171.
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