(Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie
, 1920) IB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S6D.
| Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1916, 4e série, Tome XVI, p. 78; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1910.
| Vilmorin 1920 : The Garden 16 August 1919; Sheets 1928; Iris City 1938; Reuthe 1938; Rowancroft Gardens 1938; Stoner 1938; Fair Farm 1939; wild grape fragrance.
| From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1921: MEDRANO. (Vilmorin 1920.) S. and F. a beautiful, dark, smoky red. Unique among Irises. Large flowers. Medium early. 24-27 inches.
| From Wing Seed Co. 1922 catalog; "Medrano — (Vilm.) Half early, about 24 in. high. Large flowers with upper segments of a smoked, vinous purple colour and dark reddish violet lower segments, strongly striped at the base. Beards and styles yellow $10.00
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: MEDRANO (Vilmorin) $1.50 S. reddish-copper with slight suggestion of violet; F. dark crimson purple, almost black in parts, flecked with buff and lavender. This splendid variety is taller and has larger blooms than Opera, and the color has slightly more of an orange tone, and is very, very attractive. One of our best selling varieties.
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