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■(SDB) 'Derring-Do'

1960, Warburton

'Derring-Do' ( Bee Warburton, R. 1957). Seedling B-301. SDB, height 14" (36 cm), Early bloom. Standards purplish-blue, Falls deep purplish red, pinkish lavender border; lavender beard. 'Pagan Midget' X unknown. Warburton 1960. Honorable Mention 1961, Judges Choice 1962.

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Awaiting original catalog description.
Why absolute renown has never come to DERRING-DO (Warburton '58), I cannot explain! This is a fine, fine iris. A bicolor, with dark violet standards and dark red-violet falls edged dark violet. It makes some of the newer SDBs of similar coloring fade away. [Carol Ramsey, “Standard Dwarfs---1969,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 194 (July 1969): 68.]

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Topic revision: r8 - 12 Jan 2019, Harloiris
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