(Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie
, 1904) 30". Early bloom. Color Class-R3L. Standards light lavender violet; falls violet purple with olive outer haft veined violet and white, dense orange beard.
| Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1898.
Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, plantes 1924, p. 55.
| From G. G. Whitelegg catalog, 1921: TAMERLAN: Deep purple-violet falls with paler standards; close to Trojana but rather earlier, a magnificent tall bold free-flowering Iris.
| From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1922: TAMERLAN (Vilmorin, 1904) Deep violet-purple falls with paler standards. Easy, rapid grower and a large, handsome flower. One grower has said that this should have been called “Iris King”. Very effective in masses. 28-34 inch. 35¢.
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