, R. 1952). Seedling #4300. Eupogoregelia hybrid (DB), 6-8" (15-20 cm). Early bloom. Pinkish self (Ridgway purplish vinaceous); some yellow at hafts; orange beards. 'Balkana'
X I. humilis
) [originally thought to be _I. bloudowii
_]. Longfield 1952. Honorable Mention 1952; BR 1954; Caparne Award 1966
. High Commendation 1951.
Registration describes this as Violet-red self, but having grown it myself and also referring to the Median Checklist Pinkish is a better description.--R. Pries
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| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1952: PROMISE (Cook No. 4300). Dwarf Bearded. An arenaria hybrid of distinctly pinkish color, enlivened by a bright yellow beard. The shape of the flowers is as unusual as the color; the standards spread outward to almost the same position as the wide-flaring falls, producing the effect of a miniature Japanese Iris. Not the pink dwarf we are looking for but a step in that direction. Stems 6 to 8 inches tall, bearing two buds each. Awarded an H.C. as displayed in the Dwarf Iris Test Garden, Middlebury, Indiana, in 1951. $3.00.
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