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(TB) 'Alta Rosa'

1937, White

'Alta Rosa' ( Clarence G. White, R. 1937) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7M. 'Brown Betty' x unknown.

Also listed on AB web: 'Alta Rosa'.

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ALTA ROSA (C. G. White) A seedling of the beautiful blend, Brown Betty, which accounts for the warm bronze which blends with the rich rose-lavender of this flower. In form and bearing it is an aristocrat. The standards of the beautifully formed flowers are shaped like palm-leaf fans with their tips touching . The large flowers are borne on nicely branched stems 48 inches tall. $1.00; 3 for $2.50.Milliken Iris Gardens Catalog, Pasadena, California, 1940.
From Supplement To The Comprehensive Checklist of Aril and Arilbred Iris by Sharon McAllister, April 2000: ALTA ROSA AB (Clarence G. White, R. 1937). Sdlg # NIA.TB. Height and bloom season NIA. Brown Betty X unknown. AIS Color Class: S7M (medium red-toned squalens). No description in '76 CL. Rainbow: "A rich rosy-lavender blended with warm bronze."Vallette: "lavender self, pure TB for looks." C.S. Millikin, 1937. Notes: Probably an OB- in both systems. Ref: AIS '39, p. 91; ASI '76, p. 9.
Sold in the following catalogs: Milliken 1940; Tell 1947.

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