'Sophistication' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1983). Seedling# H78-27C. TB, 30" (76 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards pink (RHS 56C), deepening at base; falls near white, edged pink, laced; medium blue beard (may fade in hot sun), red orange in throat. 'Lovely Kay' X seedling# H76-26A: ('Sugarplum Fairy' x 'Heavenly Harmony'). Mission Bell 1984. Honorable Mention 1986.
|From AIS Bulletin #252, January 1984 Introducing SOPHISTICATION-30", ML. The shining whiteness of the falls below medium pink standards calls attention to this lovely. But closer inspection gives the impression thisis sophistication! Wide petals are elegantly fluted. Flaring falls have wide pink rims of precise fluting, touched with lace. In the cool of the morning-or on a coolish day medium blue beards accent the white falls. Hot sun may fade them, but having seen these beards (red-orange in the throat), they and their promise are not forgotten. Strong, 30-inch stalks easily carry numerous flowers through moderate wind and storm. (Lovely Kay X (Sugarplum Fairy x Heavenly Harmony)). #H-78-27C. HC '83. Net $25.00. Mission Bell.|
Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy
"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."
Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.
-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-10-21
|jpg||Sophistication_fl.jpg Sophistication02.jpg||manage||32 72 K||02 Jul 2011 10 Apr 2014 - 16:07 23:55||IrisP Main.TLaurin||Photo by Blue J Iris|
|jpg||Sophistication02.jpg Sophistication03.jpg||manage||72 46 K||10 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015 - 23:55 22:12||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Blue J Elladan McLeester Iris|
|jpg||Sophistication03.jpg Sophistication04.jpg||manage||46 44 K||31 Mar 2015 - 22:12 22:14||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Elladan McLeester|
|JPG jpg||sophistication03.JPG SophisticationBJI.jpg||manage||63 73 K||20 May 2014 07 Apr 2012 - 03:03 15:42||Main.TLaurin Main.Betsy881||Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Blue J Iris Canada Zone5.|
|jpg||Sophistication04.jpg Sophistication_fl.jpg||manage||44 32 K||31 Mar 2015 02 Jul 2011 - 22:14 16:07||Main.TLaurin IrisP||Photo by Elladan McLeester|
|jpg||sophistication4.jpg TB-Sophistication.jpg||manage||39 53 K||09 Apr 2013 21 Oct 2010 - 17:27 20:00||Main.TLaurin EleanorHutchison||Photo by Country Delight Iris Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5|
|jpg JPG||SophisticationBJI.jpg sophistication03.JPG||manage||73 63 K||07 Apr 2012 20 May 2014 - 15:42 03:03||Main.Betsy881 Main.TLaurin||Photo by Blue J Iris Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.|
|jpg||TB-Sophistication.jpg sophistication4.jpg||manage||53 39 K||21 Oct 2010 09 Apr 2013 - 20:00 17:27||EleanorHutchison Main.TLaurin||Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Photo by Country Delight Iris Canada Z5|