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(JI) 'Ryuko Hirao'

1992, Hirao

'Ryuko Hirao' (Shuichi Hirao by Society for Japanese Irises, R. 1991) Sdlg. SH-8. JI (3 F.), 39" (99 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards white, cupped; style arms creamy, ribbed; Falls white with diamond dusting, crepe texture, yellow signal with greenish cast, conspicuous center ridge bleeding into Falls; slight fragrance. Parentage unknown. Society for Japanese Irises 1992.

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From AIS Bulletin #289 April 1993 Introducing RYUKO HIRAO (Hirao '92). Sdlg. SH-8, M, 39", 3 falls. Distinctive and outstanding new white single japanese iris! Standards are uniquely cupped, styles are creamy white and the yellow signals have a greenish cast. There is a conspicuous center ridge that bleeds into the falls, which are covered with diamond dust! Named for Dr. Hirao'swidow by SJI. $30.00. The Iris Pond.

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