■(TB) 'Imperial Guard'
, R. 2016) Seedling 10-59E. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late bloom. Standards quince yellow (M&P 10/11-L-3), faint plumbago blue (43-B-4) midrib flush; style arms quince yellow, lavender-blue (42-F-8) lip and midrib; falls dark red-purple (47-L-10 to 55-L-10), ¼˝ lighter foxglove (42-HI-9) marginal veining, narrow sandalwood (14-A-7) edge, buckthorn brown (13-L-8) and white haft area; beards layered mustard, violet and white in throat, ends abbey violet (41-F-10). Seedling# 04-70C: (seedling# 98-181A, 'Naughty Nights'
sibling, x 'Decadence'
) X 'Espionage'
. Keppel 2017.
| From Keith Keppel Iris catalog, 2017: IMPERIAL GUARD L 38” ((Naughty Nights sib x Decadence) X Espionage) #10-59E. His uniform is for pomp, with extravagant ruffling and even a hint of lace on close inspection. Quince yellow standards carry a faint plumbago blue flush up the midrib. Falls are dark red purple with quarter-inch lighter marginal veining and narrow sandalwood edge, while the haft area is buckthorn brown and white. A wood violet center line leads to abbey violet beards top layered mustard in the throat. Stalwart seven-budded sentinel to watch over the close of the bearded iris festivities. $50.00.
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