■(TB) 'Sterling Silver'
, R. 1961). Seedling 60-36. TB, 36" (91 cm). Standards silvery blue-violet; falls silvery red-violet. Brother Charles Seedling 54-15: (sibling to 'Celestial Snow'
) X 'Dr. Wanlass'
. Moldovan 1963. High Commendation 1961; Honorable Mention 1964; Award of Merit 1966.
| From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. Introducing STERLING SILVER (Moldovan) ML. 36 in. $25.00 net.(Regal Ruffling X Dr. vVanlass). Ruffled and fluted violet bitone with unique silverlike edge. Flowers held on four-way branched stems. H.C.61. Moldovan's Gardens.
| STERLING SILVER (Moldovan '63) For beauty of form, grace, ruffling, branching and substance, here is close to a perfect iris. The description of a "violet bitone with a silvered edge" fits it well on its home grounds. Down here in Region IV it shows more blue violet and silver. In either case it is a grand iris. Reported to have pollen only occasionally, but to be a consistent pod parent. [Ralph and Helen Lewis, “Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio,” Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 179 (October 1965): 89.]
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