( Grace Sturtevant
, 1918) IB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B9M. 'Oriflamme'
From Sturtevant Glen Road Iris Garden catalog: MAGNATE— The standards are Light Ageratum Violet, the edges so fluted as to show the center of the bloom; the falls are velvety Mathews Purple (a crimson tone) and the growth is strong and heavy, 30 in. F. C. C. (MHS) 1915. 3.00
"Standards blue; falls lavender violet. Large flowers on sturdy stalks twenty-four inches high." [Longfield Iris Farm catalog 1925]
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