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(TB) 'Rio Valley'

1951, Tompkins

'Rio Valley' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1951) TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom. Tobacco-brown self, blue blaze. ((('Three Oaks' x 'Honeyflow') x 'Copperclad')) x ('Tobacco Road' x 'Copperclad'))). Fleur de Lis 1951.

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From Wallace Iris Gardens 1955: RIO VALLEY - (Tompkins '51). M.-L. ((Three Oaks x Honeyflow) x (Copperclad )) x Tobacco Road x Copper- clad ). Large ruffled golden tobacco brown with electric blue at tip of beard. Superb! NET $12.50.
From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: RIO VALLEY (Tomp. 1951) M. L. 36 in. ((Three Oaks x Honeyflow) x Copperclad) x (Tobacco Road x Copperclad). One of the most brilliant and beautiful iris we have produced in the blend lines. The flowers are large with fluted form and have broad standards and broad flaring falls. The color is a very bright golden brown, almost a self color and there are no veinings to mar its purity. There is a faint and tiny touch of blue at the tip of the beard that is nearly absent in some soils or weather conditions and quite predominent in others. The substance is heavy and the finish is like rich lacquer sprinkled with gold dust. For sheer beauty we recommend this. 7.50.

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