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■(TB) 'Roméo'

1912, Millet

'Roméo' (Millet et Fils, 1912) TB 30". Late midseason bloom. Color Class Y9M. Diploid From France. Uneven citron yellow standards; Mauve and rich reddish-violet falls with throat striped maroon on white ground. Sometimes found being passed around under the name "Peacock's Eye" or 'Pfauenauge'. Millet et Fils 1912, 1920; Variety superseded.

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References

Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 217.
note: Not to be confused with Roméo by Lémon (Annales de Flore et de Pomone, 1839-1840, p. 365)"
translation=bottom seppia clear, washed purple, sepal of a dark purple at the top (plant growing from 35 to 50 cm).
From Treasure Oak catalog, 1923: "ROMEO - S. citron-yellow; F. center lilac, sides Rood's violet; foliage tinged purple at base. The striking coloring of the Falls, together with the peculiar yellow of the Standards is very pleasing. $1.50"
Bonnewitz 1920, Antoine Rivoire 1921, Sheets 1928, Barr 1937, 1939; Berry 1938, Katkamier 1939.
From Frank Campbell catalog, 1923: "ROMEO - S. lemon dotted brown; F violet center, purple edges. Medium-sizred flower of an out-of-the-ordinary color. Well branched. Has very small rhizones."
From Movilla Gardens catalog, 1923: "ROMEO - S. uneven citron-yellow; F. purple, throat streaked maroon and white. Fine rigid flower of fair size; growth moderate. Rather striking and unique. 30". $4.00."
Journal Royal Horticultural Society 53: Pt. 1:148 Jan. 1928, Trials.
Van Houtte, Ware 1873; E. Turbat et Cie 1921. Citation: Annales de Flore et de Pomone, De Bure's experiences in raising iris from seed: 364 (March 1840). Declared obsolete. (1939 Checklist: 469)
Roméo. TB-B1M. Rivoire Père & Fils. 1929; $. Variety superseded. (1949 Checklist: 206)

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Romeo4.jpgjpg Romeo4.jpg manage 87 K 28 Oct 2016 - 15:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Pilmore Gardens
RomeoBJI.jpgjpg RomeoBJI.jpg manage 55 K 05 Apr 2012 - 12:33 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
RomeoRT.jpgjpg RomeoRT.jpg manage 31 K 22 Jan 2012 - 20:15 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
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romeo05.JPGJPG romeo05.JPG manage 105 K 16 Jun 2014 - 18:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
romeo07.jpgjpg romeo07.jpg manage 43 K 28 Mar 2015 - 13:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Anita Moran
romeo1-08.jpgjpg romeo1-08.jpg manage 56 K 25 Nov 2009 - 00:38 Main.mikeu Romeo by Mike Unser
romeo1.JPGJPG romeo1.JPG manage 332 K 29 Jun 2016 - 22:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by K. Brewitt-taken at 2016 AIS Convention
romeo2.jpgjpg romeo2.jpg manage 218 K 28 Jul 2016 - 15:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
romeo3.jpgjpg romeo3.jpg manage 46 K 25 Nov 2009 - 00:40 Main.mikeu Romeo by Mike Unser
romeo4.jpgjpg romeo4.jpg manage 80 K 18 Jan 2017 - 14:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
romeo5.jpgjpg romeo5.jpg manage 267 K 28 Jul 2016 - 15:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rosalie Figge
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