■(TB) 'Pretty Pansy'
, R. 1946) Seedling# 46-114. TB. Late bloom. Color Class-B2M. Bertha Gersdorff
X 'Moonlit Sea'
. Maple Road Garden 1949.
Note: Hybridizer changed from Sass Bros. to Henry Sass, Sass catalog, 1951.
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| From Sass Iris List 1949, Maple Road Garden: PRETTY PANSY (46-114) (Sass Brothers, 1949) A purple and white of Moonlit Sea type without the yellow. 36-inch stems. $15.00.
| From Fleur De Lis catalog, 1956: PRETTY PANSY (Sass 1949) M. 37 in.(Thought to be from B. Gersdorff x Moonlit Sea). Somewhat on the Moonlit Sea type, this has a white ground but is so heavily striated with purple that little of the white shows through except as a blaze on the falls and the base of the standards and in the throat. Very lovely. H. M. 1950. 2.00
| From Edenwald Gardens catalog for 1958: PRETTY PANSY -Chalk-white undercolor so heavily striated with purple that little of the white shows through, except throughout the center in stunning contrast.
| But to get back to Sass's iris garden. The first thing I saw and fell in love with was Pretty Pansy. I don't know if it would be classed as a "fancy" or not but I was very much taken with it. And it was the most "different" pretty iris I ever saw. Then we tramped and we tramped and saw probably a hundred more or less like it. By that time I was fed up on the type. I still like it, though, and some day I am going to get it and plant it where it will make a clump with a shrubbery back- ground and I think it will be breathtaking. It really is a beautiful combination of pansy blue and white. Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116 (January 1950), 25.
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