■(TB) 'Surf Rider'
, R. 1970). Seedling# 741A. TB, 37" (94 cm), Early to late bloom. Standards blue-white, slightly deeper infusion of blue at base; falls blue-white; white beard tipped orange. Seedling# 55-K: ('Stepping Out'
x seedling# 320A) X 'Joy Dancer'
. Southern Meadows 1972.
| From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing SURF RIDER (Tucker '72). 40". EML. (55K X JOY DANCER) White with a light blue infusion on lower part of standards. 11-12 buds perfectly arranged. A strong vigorous plant. Probably the best introduction we have ever made. HC '70. $35.00. Southern Meadows Garden.
SURF RIDER (Tucker) is a very smooth pale blue with a violet cast. The color is more intense in the center of the flower. Blooms are ruffled, flared, of great width, and at least eight of them on a good stalk. [Hal Stahly, AIS Bulletin #210 July 1973:33]
| Another pleasant surprise for us was SURF RIDER (Tucker, 1972). It is a reverse blue amoena attempt similar to SEA VENTURE, but much larger, taller, and rounder in form. The tone of blue is somewhat different from SEA VENTURE'S. Well-branched in every garden, and excellent plant habits. We now see why it received such a sound HM last year. [Dyer, Perry. “Roanoke 1974, and Points West.” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society. 221 (July 1974): 30.]
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