■(IB) 'Louise Blake'
( Kenneth D. Smith
, 1942). IB. Color Class-B3D. 'Mme Maurice Lassailly'
| From Carl salbach catalog 1944: LOUISE BLAKE (Kenneth Smith 1943). An iris in richest contrasting shades oflight blue and deep violet. Standards are light lavender blue and the broad flaring falls are a very rich deep velvety red violet. The light lavender blue edging on the falls accents the rich shades of this superb iris. Somewhat of the same coloring of the popular Amigo but taller of stem and larger of bloom. Certain to become immensely popular when stock is more plentiful. Mid-season. $20.00.
| LOUISE BLAKE (Smith) has been referred to as an improved AMIGO. I do not believe this describes the iris from a color standpoint as the standards are a much lighter blue and the falls have much more of a deep violet cast than AMIGO. The contrast between the standards and falls, however, is most effective. McKee, William (1943). Noteworthy New Iris in New England, American Iris Society Bulletin, 90 (July 1943), 13.
| LOUISE BLAKE (Kenneth Smith) -A most striking neglecta that is almost identical to the appearance of Amigo. Upon close comparison, the flower of Louise Blake appeared larger. Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 95.
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