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■(TB) 'Aphrodite'

1922, Dykes

'Aphrodite' ( William Rickatson Dykes, 1922)TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class-R7M.

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From The Dykes Iris catalog, 1929: It is difficult to do justice in a written description to the delicate beauty and charm of this variety, which is regarded as quite the best of the so called "pink" Irises. It is certain that for purity of tone and brightness of colour it stands in a class by itself, and it must be included in every modern collection. The flowers are of good size and perfect form, freely produced on stems 4 feet high and sweetly scented. On colour it is a pure bright violet pink self, standards and falls being identical in tone the latter having a striking and pleasing white flush from the center of the blade to the haft. The standards are strong and beautifully arched, the falls smooth and glossy with no prominent veining or reticulation. A good strong grower.
From 1929 Quality Gardens catalog: Unquestionably the best of the violet pinks. It is certain, that, in purity of tone and brightness of color, it stands in a class by itself. The flowers are of good size and perfect form, freely produced on stems 4 feet high, sweetly scented. Its color is a pure bright violet pink self, standards and falls being identical in tone, the latter having a striking and pleasing white flush from the center of the blade to the haft. The standards are strong and beautifully arched, the falls smooth and glossy, with no prominent veining or reticulation. One of the strongest and most vigorous growers in the garden
From Indian Springs Farms 1928: For purity of tone and brightness of color, this is the best of all the so-called "pink" irises.
From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1930: Aphrodite (Dykes, 1922). This is considered one of the best of the so-called "pink" Irises. The flowers are of good size and of perfect form, freely produced on stems four feet high and sweetly scented. In color it is a clear, bright violet pink-self, with no veinings to detract from its loveliness; haft white, with a lemon beard - $3.00.

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AphroditeRT.jpgjpg AphroditeRT.jpg manage 24 K 22 Jan 2012 - 14:57 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
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aphrodite4.jpgjpg aphrodite4.jpg manage 45 K 13 Sep 2013 - 19:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
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