■(TB) 'Katharine McFarland'
, R. 1926) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B7D.
| From Longfield Iris Farm catalog, 1929: Katharine McFarland (Spitzer 1926). Tall Bearded. Grown by Professor George Spitzer, W. Lafayette. Indiana. Standards Mulberry Purple, somewhat lighter Hyacinth Violet at base and lower edge. Falls rich velvety blackish purple, shading to a darker purple. Beard orange. Exceptional substance, especially the falls. Height 36 inches, good firm erect stalk, to support the flowers. Shape and size of flower similar to Pare de Neuilly, falls slightly larger. Falls flaring at an angle of 30 degrees from stem; 6 buds, 5 on branches well spaced and balanced, 24 inches from base of lower branch to top of top flower. This Iris is the only one of the many seedlings raised by Professor Spitzer that he intends naming. He has kindly turned the stock over to us to distribute. The description of the variety was made by Professor H. S. Jackson. $8.00.
| From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1937: KATHERINE McFARLAND (Spitzer 1926) M. 36 in. A small flower but so rich in color it is always admired; a deep velvety mulberry purple of wonderful garden value. Does not fade. 20c.
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