( Art Leland
, R. 1957). Seedling# 55-li. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason to late bloom. Standards mild red; falls black red; brown beard. 'Ebony Echo'
. High Commendation 1959.
| TURBO-FIRE (Leland 1961). A well-shaped and substanced flower of good size and excellent form. The color is unusually deep, though the standards are somewhat lighter than the almost black-red falls. Branching was fine. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Irises From North Carolina’s Coastal Plains to the Foot of Pikes Peak,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 167 (October 1962): 89.]
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