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■(TB) 'Color Carnival'

1949, DeForest

'Color Carnival' (Fred DeForest, R. 1949) TB 34" Midseason bloom. Standards strawberry pink; Falls strawberry pink with purple veining near tangerine-red beard. 'Spindrift' x seedling# 6-44. Irisnoll 1949. Honorable Mention 1958.

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COLOR CARNIVAL (Deforest, 1949) Each $7.50. A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. The ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine-red. Big flowers, very well formed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. Cooley's Iris catalog 1952, p. 12.
From Schreiner's Iris Lover's catalog for 1958: "Admittedly not everyone will go for this Iris, but nine garden visitors out of ten stop an exclaim over it. A garish strawberry pink with contrasty purple veinings near the tangerine beard, it makes a highly novel clump. Novelty Iris are much in demand and this certainly qualifies as an outstanding one."
 
"I did not like a shell pink called Color Carnival with a row of bright purple streaks across the haft and going down the fall. This is a matter of taste, however, as a number of other people admire it". Jesse E. Wills (Tenn.), “Iris Impressions 1949,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 20.
"No matter how good an iris may be, if the haft is dirty or heavily striated it is slightly marred for me-with two exceptions: DeForest's Color Carnival would be just another pleasing deep pink variety without the startling violet striation which covers the haft. This sets it apart and makes it distinctive; it is one iris variety to be enjoyed as a single, well grown specimen against a green background. I should think a large clump of these stripes would be somewhat frustrating". Mrs. W. R. Matthews, “Yes-We Do Grow Tall Beardeds in Louisiana,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society #116 (January 1950): 60.


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De Forest 1950?

-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-22
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