1908, Van Tubergen
RC ( C. G. Van Tubergen,
1908). AR. Very early bloom. 18". Pink to red-toned bicolor blend. I. korolkowii
var. violacea X I. susiana
. Van Tubergen, 1908.
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| From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1955: LUNA. Each 2.00. A beautiful variety of large size and most pleasing form. Both standards and falls are pearly white veined dark purple with large black signal patch. 18 inches.
| From The Court Of Iris catalog, 1961: LUNA ( Van T '08 ) EE 18" (I. korol violaceae X I. susiana). An exceptionally good variety in cream-white with a pinkish flush. The red-violet veins converge into a reddish a pinkish signal. $2.50
| From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: LUNA AR (C. G. Van Tubergen, BRS). Sdlg # NIA. RC. Height and bloom season NIA. I korolkowii var. violacea X I susiana. AIS Color Class S9M (red squalens with bitone pattern). '76 CL: Pink to red-toned bicolor blend. Court of Iris: "Cream-white with a pinkishflush; red-violet veins converge into a reddish signal." Rainbow: "EE-18". Deep red-violet veins entrancingly etched on a smooth creamy ground, delightfully flushed with pink and lavender. Rich splash of purplish black plush in center of falls. Pollen green." Vallette: "cream, flushed pink and lavender, veined deep red-violet; velvety black signal and green anthers." Van Tubergen, 1908. Notes: Name approved; counted as a 21-chromosome diploid, an Re in both system; introduced before the registration system was established, name noted as approved in '39 CL. Ref: AIS '39, p. 336; ASI '76, p. 52; ASI '78 YB, p. 64; Vallette, p. 171.
| Reference 1939 checklist see also conflicting data in 1911 article.
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