■(MTB) 'Tom Tit'

1919, Bliss

'Tom Tit' (Arthur John Bliss, R. 1919). MTB, Midseason bloom. Dark blue-violet. 'Jean Sisley' X 'Loppio'.

NOTE: Also listed in TB web 'Tom Tit'.

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From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: TOM TIT (Bliss). A good, low-growing, deep blue-purple Iris which blooms in midseason. Height 18 inches. This is especially good in a garden border where blue is desired in the mass. $0.50
From India Spring Farms catalog, 1927: TOM TIT (Bliss 1919) 8.0. A unique plant that is greatly admired when seen in bloom. Flowers of a deep self violet-blue come three or four on a stem. The falls stand almost horizontal. A very decorative little plant for border use. 18 inches. 50 cts. each; $1.25 for 3.

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