'Geisha Gown' (Frederick Maddocks, R. 1963) Seedling M1571. JI (double), 36" (91 cm), Early to midseason bloom. Clear white veined deep rose-purple. From seedlings. Melrose 1965. Honorable Mention 1966.
|From Melrose Gardens catalog, 1965: GEISHA GOWN (Fred Mattocks) 36" double. Provocatively posed for our inspection are these large clean white flowers, distinctly etched with widely spaced deep rose purple penciling, which coalesces into a narrow margin of the same color around the bright yellow signal. All six broad and fluted petals are edged in silver. Style arms and petaloid stamens are bright purple; style crest picoteed white. $10.00|
|From Tempo Two AU catalog, 1974: GEISHA GOWN (Maddocks '65 USA) 36" Double. E-M. Very striking color contrast enhances this delightful Iris making it a very distinctive variety. Large clean white flowers etched with widely spaced deep rose purple pencilling which blends into a narrow margin of the same color around the centre of the bright sulphur yellow signals. All 6 broad petals are fluted and ruffled. Style arms and petaloid stamens are bright purple. Style crests are picoteed white.HM '66. $5.00.|
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