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■(TB) 'Rio Vista'

1977, Brown

'Rio Vista' (Bob Brown, R. 1976). Seedling# 71-38. TB, 36" (91 cm). Early bloom and rebloom. Standards light violet-blue, slightly darker wash on midrib; falls light violet blue, darker veining; violet-blue beard; lightly ruffled. 'Claremont Classic' X Gaulter seedling# 6285: ('Blue Silhouette' x 'Whole Cloth'). Cottage Gardens 1977. Honorable Mention 1978.

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From AIS Bulletin #225 Spring 1977 Introducing RIO VISTA (Bob Brown, 1977). TB, E & Re., 36". Larry Gaulter has called this an "Ever-Bloomer." It blooms before the season, during the season and after the season. A light violet blue with darker veining on the falls and a self beard. With four branches, six to seven lightly ruffled blooms, this would be a good iris even if it did not rebloom. Sdlg. # 7138. (Claremont Classic X Gaulter Sdlg. # 62-85: (Blue Silhouette X Whole Cloth). $25.00. Cottage Gardens.
The soft lavender blue RIO VISTA is another four star. So many branches and open flowers always come into consideration when judges are narrowing the field for Queen of Show. Three stalks resulted in twenty-one blooms open at one time. Blooms last quite well, and the spacing is among the best I have ever seen. [Margaret Dean, (NM), “How They Grow, New Mexico Style”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 246 (July 1982): 14.]

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
RioVistaEI.jpgjpg RioVistaEI.jpg manage 41 K 18 Dec 2012 - 20:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
RioVista_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg RioVista_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 67 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:20 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
RioVista_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpgjpg RioVista_by_JanLauritzen_2.jpg manage 69 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:21 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
RioVista_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpgjpg RioVista_by_JanLauritzen_3.jpg manage 61 K 18 Feb 2012 - 08:21 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my yard in Southern CA
riovista01.jpgjpg riovista01.jpg manage 81 K 27 Jun 2015 - 20:53 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
riovista02.jpgjpg riovista02.jpg manage 26 K 08 Aug 2017 - 02:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriswarehouse
Topic revision: r16 - 11 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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