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■(AR) 'Luna'

1908, Van Tubergen

'Luna' RC (C. G. Van Tubergen, 1908). Regeliocyclus, AR. Very early bloom. 18" (cm 46). 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 RC 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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luna01.jpgjpg luna01.jpg manage 120 K 27 Dec 2015 - 21:36 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Herbert Kerr slide collection
luna02.JPGJPG luna02.JPG manage 315 K 11 Apr 2020 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1955 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Kate Brewitt
luna1.JPGJPG luna1.JPG manage 138 K 17 Sep 2019 - 19:25 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the A.H. Fischer slide collection
luna5.JPGJPG luna5.JPG manage 101 K 22 Apr 2020 - 21:39 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1939-Robert Wayman-Rare Irises & Peonies catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r24 - 25 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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