'Unicorn' (Lloyd Austin, R. 1952). TB, 36" (91 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color Class R4. Standards bright mulberry, Falls white, edge and centerline mulberry; beard superimposed upon a horn projecting 3/4" from center of falls. Seedling# JS-M-176B X seedling# 638. Rainbow 1954.
|From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: UNICORN (Austin '54) M-l-42". This is the original, the world's first horned Iris. Depicted in life-like true color. Represents greatest break in development of an entirely new, highly decorative Iris form that has occurred in last half century of intensive Iris breeding. Beards are raised, separated from falls, projecting as striking plumed horns. Coloring is bold, contrasting--brilliant mulberry standards, snow white falls, edged to match standards. Beard orange-yellow. Seed parent of Fringed Spoon; pollen parent of Flounced Loveliness. (JS-M-116B X 638). Regularly $3.00; on $10 order $2.20; on $25 order $1.90.|
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|jpg||Unicorn.jpg||manage||73 K||16 Aug 2015 - 14:12||Main.hrandiac||This is a drawing from Tom Craig catalog.|
|JPEG||Unicorn02.JPEG||manage||12 K||10 May 2014 - 12:25||Main.TLaurin||Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website|
|JPG||Unicorn13JB.JPG||manage||44 K||19 May 2013 - 17:09||Main.Betsy881||Photo by John Baumfalk|
|JPG||UnicornBHI.JPG||manage||56 K||24 Nov 2011 - 00:13||Main.Betsy881||Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden|
|jpg||UnicornJB17.jpg||manage||50 K||23 Apr 2017 - 16:19||Main.Betsy881||Photo by John Baumfalk|
|jpg||UnicornJPG.jpg||manage||70 K||29 Jun 2013 - 21:23||ColleenModra|
|jpg||unicorn-jb.jpg||manage||53 K||23 Feb 2013 - 18:18||Main.Harloiris||photo by Mike Unser|
|jpg||unicorn02.jpg||manage||180 K||17 Apr 2017 - 12:40||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot|
|JPG||unicorn03.JPG||manage||94 K||10 Jul 2014 - 23:25||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Bee Warburton|
|JPG||unicorn1.JPG unicorn09.JPG||manage||758 298 K||31 Jul 2018 11 Apr 2020 - 22:09 01:55||Main.TLaurin||Photo scanned from the 1965 Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog by Nancy McDonald-The Kate Brewitt Pickle Barrel Collection.|
|JPG||unicorn1.JPG||manage||758 K||31 Jul 2018 - 22:09||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.|