(MDB) 'Richard II'
( W. R. Dykes
, 1914) DB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W3. 'Black Prince'
x 'Black Prince'
. Award of Merit, R.H.S. 1916, shown by Amos Perry.
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| From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: RICHARD II. (Dykes). One of the most fascinating Iris yet introduced and one of the most prolific; neat tufts of light green foliage, stout stems, well furnished with medium-sized flowers, standards pure white, falls deep violet conspicuously margined white.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: RICHARD II (Dykes 1914) 7.4. A distinct, clear bicolor that is fine as an individual flower but not very vigorous in growth. S. white; F. velvety prune-purple. 20 inches. A Seedling of Black Prince. $2.00 each.
| "We noticed that Richard II was classed as a late iris. When we had it growing it was quite early. It is a charming little thing but difficult. The person that I got it from said if I could grow it well, I would get rich; however, it eventually passed out on me and I didn't get rich!" [Mary F. Tharp, “This and That,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103 (October 1946): 96.]
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