(TB) 'Argus Pheasant'

1948, De Forest

'Argus Pheasant' (Fred DeForest, R. 1948). TB, , M. 'Casa Morena' X 'Tobacco Road'. DeForest 1948. Honorable Mention 1948; Award of Merit 1950; American Dykes Medal 1952.

From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1952: "A smooth soft brown self which has become justly famous in the short space of two seasons only. It thrilled visitors at American Iris Society conventions in both Nashville and Portland, and ranks with Pretty Quadroon as the two finest and most beautiful light brown Irises of the day. Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange-brown beard."

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Unknown file formatJPG ArgusPheasant10.JPG manage 59.2 K 2014-03-18 - 21:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
Unknown file formatJPG ArgusPheasant9.JPG manage 60.6 K 2014-03-18 - 21:14 TerryLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
JPEGjpg ArgusPheasantTIF.jpg manage 27.8 K 2011-12-04 - 16:00 BetsyHiggins Photo by The Iris Fan
Unknown file formatJPG ArgusPheasantkp.JPG manage 45.0 K 2011-02-04 - 17:49 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 17, 2010
Unknown file formatJPG ArgusPheasantkp12.JPG manage 72.3 K 2012-05-30 - 20:49 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on April 24, 2012
JPEGjpg ArgusPhesant8.jpg manage 65.0 K 2013-09-05 - 19:55 TerryLaurin Photo by Echo Iris Garden
JPEGjpg Argus_Pheasant.jpg manage 15.7 K 2010-11-10 - 22:53 UnknownUser Curtesy of Muke Lowe from original HIPS website
Unknown file formatJPG Argus_Pheasant2.JPG manage 33.2 K 2011-01-12 - 03:39 BrockHeilman Taken during 2005 AIS Convention.
JPEGjpg argus-pheasant.jpg manage 33.0 K 2010-07-09 - 17:46 MikeUnser Argus Pheasant by Mike Unser
JPEGjpg argus-pheasant1-10.jpg manage 53.3 K 2010-07-09 - 17:44 MikeUnser Argus Pheasant by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r18 - 2014-04-08 - JohnBlack
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