( Eric Nies
, R. 1947) 12" (30 cm) early to midseason bloom. Blue bitone, dark purple signal on wide flaring falls, edged ruffled. Volunteer I. douglasiana
seedling. Lyon 1951. High Commendation 1948; Honorable Mention 1951; Am BIS 1970; Mitchell Award 1974
| From AIS Bulletin #121, April 1951. Introducing AMIGUITA (Niess '51) Similar to AMIGO, we have named this superb iris "LITTLE FRIEND." White Standards, Purple Falls. 12 in. HC. 1949. $4.00. Lyon Iris Gardens.
| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1958: IRIS DOUGLASIANA, AMIGUITA (Little Friend) Each 2.50. There is a quality in the beauty of small things that touches the heart strings. The name of this exquisite Douglasiana hybrid is, therefore, very much to the point. Our attachment quickly turns to admiration, however, as we notice the well sized 3-inch blooms on this 12-inch-high plant. The flaring, beautifully posed standards and falls are softest lilac-blue which serves as an elegant foil for the deep purple eye zone radiating out towards the edges of the falls, and with just a brush stroke of gold in the throat to give it contrast. A show piece in the garden bed, and when used in flower arrangements, it lends an air of festive dignity to a room. As a garden subject it is pleasing even out of bloom with its exceptionally rich deep green leathery foliage. Evergreen except in coldest districts. May-June flowering. Pictured on page 13.
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