■(TB) 'Night Heron'
, R. 1966). Seedling# 26. TB, 38" (97 cm), Early to late bloom. Color Class-B4W. Standards light blue heavily infused with dark blue; falls light blue fading to white. Seedling# 955C. ('South Pacific'
x 'Wide World'
) X 'Allegiance'
. Southern Meadows 1967. HC 1966, HM 1968, JC 1969, F. Cook Memorial Cup 1969, AM 1971.
| From Southern Meadows catalog,1967: NIGHT HERON (J.Tucker '67) EML 38" 955C (South Pacific x Wide World) X Allegiance. Seedling #26. A "reverse amoena". Standards upright and held throughout life of bloom, blue with deep blue purple 1/3 way up and infused throughout remainder of standard. Falls very light blue becoming white after first few hours, 3-4 inches across. Beard white and yellow. Deep purple line on stigma. Flower is lightly and pleasingly veined and ruffled with excellent substance. Remarkable vigor, each rhizome produces 2-3 bloomstalks with 7-11 buds. Fertile both ways. The remarkable vigor is passed to offspring. HIGH COMMENDATION 1966. $35,00
| NIGHT HERON surprised some by winning an AM. Based on performance in my garden, it is certainly worthy. It is as good a reverse blue amoena as is available. It has excellent increase. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 11.]
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