■(MDB) 'First Call'
, R. 1954). Seedling #715-1. DB, 6-8" (15-20 cm). Early bloom. Ivory and pink. 'No-We-Ta'
X I. suaveolens ( mellita var. rubromarginata
| From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1955: FIRST CALL (No. 715-1) (Noweta x Rubromarginata). An unexpected but beautiful color break. This one has unlimited possibilities for breeding dwarfs, intermediates, and table Iris. A definite step forward, this Iris is being distributed so that breeders can make maximum use of it, thus speeding up the day for newer colors. The standards are pale cream, slightly ruffled; the falls are a glistening lilac; the beards a clear light lemon. Even the buds have a striking, novel color appearance. The stalks are 9-10 inches high with several flowers to the stem. Early, hardy, floriferous. $5.00.
| From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: FIRST CALL Jonas, 55) Pastel yellow standards and pale rose lavender falls. One of the few diploid miniature dwarfs (BUDDHA SONG is another). It is fertile and exhibits the diploid version of the dominant amoena (Is) pattern. $4.00.
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