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■(AR) 'Agatha'

1894, Van Tubergen

'Agatha' (C. G. Van Tubergen, 1894, R. 1936). Regeliocyclus; Height 24" (60 cm), Extra early bloom. Standards of a pale lilac color, covered with a network of purple veins; the lip is large, 2 inches broad, the body color of a silvery-gray and the central portion of a dark purplish-maroon, with very conspicuous radiating veins of the same color, Registered probably incorrectly as (('Korolkowi Leichtliniana' X…..) X Iris susiana); Van Tubergen 1894.

Chromosome number: 2n=21, Randolph & Mitra 1960. probably Iris korolkowii Regel X Iris iberica Hoffm.

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References; The Garden 46: 157. 18 August 1894 illustrated; First Class Certificate, Haarlem 1927; Floralia 38: 411. 1 July 1927 illustrated. Pre. C. Royal Horticultural Society 1936; Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 61: 7, 291. July 1936; Gardeners Chronicles 99: 338. 23 May 1936; Synonym Agathe.
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: AGATHA AR (C. G. Van Tubergen, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. RC, EE. (I. korolkowii var .leichtliniana x unknown) X I. susiana. AIS Color Class: R5M. (Red ground with yellow feathering). No description in 1976 CL. Court of Iris: "S. silvery white, flushed heliotrope, veined violet; F silvery-white, heavily veined violet; red purple signal." Rainbow: "Silvery standards are flushed heliotrope, veined in dark violet. Falls silvery white, with heavy violet-black veins sharply etched, and radiating from very large triangular maroon black signal patches." Syn: Agathe. Van Tubergen, 1894. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 21-chromosome diploid, an RC under both systems. Ref: AIS 1939, p. 82; ASI 1976, p. 8; ASI1978 YB, p. 63.
1929 Van Tubergen catalogue p.75 " Agathe , one of the largest flowered varieties, flowers of perfect shape, on soft lilac ground heavily netted deep purple. Blackish-purple central blotch. Verylong strong stems F.C. C. Haarlem 1927 -$5"
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