■(TB) 'Tea Rose'
(Mrs. C. Whiting
, R. 1942). Seedling# 4127. TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-S7L. 'Matula'
x 'China Maid'
. High Commendation 1943, Honorable Mention 1945.
| From Maple Valley Iris Gardens catalog, 1944: TEA ROSE—4127 (Matula x China Maid) M. 36 in. Well on the road to pink is this smooth, creamy blend of rose and pale gold. By Ridgway it is close to Alizarine pink over Capucine buff. The blending is very smooth, giving the effect of a true self. Dictionary of Color has a plate called Rose Leaf which is very near. There is a tiny touch of pure blue at the tip of the light yellow beard which gives it distinction. This seedling was described by Dr. Franklin Cook in the October 1942 Bulletin as one of the most promising near pink seedlings he had seen. The plant has proved to be strong, prolific and completely hardy, with attractive foliage. Awarded an H. C. in l943 under number 4127. $15.00.
| A real beauty was No. 4127, a charming tourmaline pink self that is deeper in tone than COPPER PINK and very smooth in coloring. A hint of pale blue at the end of the beard gives it distinction. This iris is deservedly praised by Dr. Cook in BULLETIN No. 87, and we, too, think it is the nearest true pink with a copper infusion that we have seen. Mrs. Whiting has about decided to introduce this under the name "Tea Rose." _[A.I.S. Bulletin 91:28/Oct 1943].
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