■(TB) 'Neptune's Pool'
, R. 1969) Seedling# 68-33. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards deep blue-violet, heavily fluted; falls same, heavily fluted and ruffled, no haft marks, silky finish; beard slightly lighter. 'Seven Leagues'
X seedling# 65-10 ((seedling# 60-13B ('Regal Ruffling'
) x 'Sterling Silver'
)). Moldovan 1972. Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1976.
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| From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing NEPTUNES POOL (Moldovan 72). M. 36" Sdlg. 68-33 (Seven Leagues X 65-10 (60-13B: (Regal Ruffling x Allegiance) x Sterling Silver). Take Sterling Silver, add greater size and ruffling, then change its color to a vibrant blue-purple with a satin finish and you have Neptunes Pool. Well branched and vigorous. Fertile both ways. HC 1970. $25.00. Moldovan's Gardens.
| Steve Moldovan's NEPTUNE'S POOL (1972) was in full bloom in the Crumpler garden. We don't see many of Steve's things in Oklahoma, so my first meeting with NEPTUNE'S POOL was very impressive, with its tall, well-branched stalks carrying heavily ruffled and frilled blossoms with color quite similar to PRAISE THE LORD. And those horizontal falls I so adore! [Dyer, Perry. “Roanoke 1974, and Points West.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society. 221 (July 1974): 29.]
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