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(IB) 'Sundew'

1926, Essig

'Sundew' (Edward Essig, 1926). IB. Early bloom. Color Class-Y5. 'Alcazar' X 'Mme Cheri'.

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From Southern California Iris Garden catalog, 1929: SUNDEW (Essig, 1929) (Alcazar x Mme. Cheri). It is hoped that the name may convey something of the exquisiteness of this little yellow-mantled iris, which is unique among the yellows in its texture, substance and carriage. Although of large parentage it is an intermediate in every respect, yet lacks nothing in hardiness. The stems are straight and stiff and from 16 to 24 inches tall. The rather small flowers are most refined, being of pinard yellow, overlaid with empire yellow; the basal half of the falls delicately lined longitudinally with maroon purpleā€”the apical half being clear pinard yellow. The waxlike substance is the outstanding feature of this new iris; the standards are erect and the falls extended in a most pleasant manner without the usual tendency to curl under. It is specially fine for cut flowers, but also makes a good effect in the garden. There is nothing like it. $5.00.
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1933: SUNDEW (Essig, 1929). Pinard yellow, overlaid with empire yellow, with maroon purple lining at base of falls. Of wax-like substance with flaring falls. Particularly pleasing and very distinct. 2 ft. .75c; 3 for $2.00.

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