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CAROL JOHNSON: (2011) tetraploid, 32”, M‑L, 3 falls
This beautiful flower gives the overall impression of sky blue. Blue falls are accented by violet standards and small rich yellow signals. Strong tetraploid substance
CENTENARY: (2002) tetraploid, 29", M‑L, 3 falls
A marvelous flower of a new red-purple color. Flowers have 4½" round falls of excellent semi-flaring, modestly ruffled form with a vibrant velvety texture.
DRAMATIC MOMENT: (1982) diploid, 34", M‑VL, RE, 6 falls
8" red-violet flowers with dark veins and styles. 4" falls are enhanced by a light narrow edging. 2 branches, 4 to 5 buds. Bloom extends 12 weeks.
EASTER PASTEL: (2003) diploid, 34", M, 3 falls
Reminiscent of a child's lavender and pink crepe paper Easter basket. Falls and style crests are soft violet blue, standards and style arms are soft lavender-pink.
ENTICING GEISHA: (1997) diploid, 36", M‑L, 3 falls
Falls are light violet with dark violet-blue halos surrounding rich yellow signals. Standards are lighter violet. Excellent arching form, nicely ruffled.
EXUBERANT CHANTEY: (1990) diploid, 37", E‑VL, RE, 6 fall
Dark violet blue. A handsome flower, bloom extends 12 weeks.
FOURFOLD PINK: (1996) tetraploid, 36", EM‑L, 3 falls
The 7" flowers have white standards and styles edged pink and wide, flaring falls of soft, medium pink surrounding white centers. Two branches.
GO GREEN: (1988) tetraploid, 36", EM‑L, 3 falls
Wonderful tetraploid substance! Green signals accent this 4th generation tetraploid creating
a clear, clean white impression
HONOUR: (2001) diploid, 32", M‑L, 6 falls
This delightfully feminine pink flower continues to bloom for over a month. Has arching, overlapping, round and ruffled falls with tufted styles and standards.
HOWARD D. BROOKS: (1993) diploid, 30", EM‑L, 6 falls
Named for our colleague in daylily hybridizing. 8" rich violet with delicate white lines, white styles with violet tufts giving the overall impression of velvet.
JAPANESE HARMONY: (1994) tetraploid, 32"
7" flowers have violet-blue standards, edges contrasting with pure white styles and round white.
JAPANESE MARBLE: (1994) diploid, 48
The 8" flowers with a marbled pattern are rich violet-blue heavily splashed with white. Tall, graceful plants with 3 branches and 8 buds giving a long season of bloom.
JAPANESE PINWHEEL: (1988) tetraploid, 40", E‑M, RE, 3 falls
Dark wine red with distinctive white wire edge. Payne Award 1992
KATY MENDEZ: (1989) diploid, 28", M‑L, 6 falls
7" dark violet with very dark veins. Two branches. Vigorous.
MAINE ELEGANCE: (2009), tetraploid, 30", M‑L, 6 falls
A crisp 8" white flower with violet-blue veins and white styles brushed with violet-blue; yellow signal. Ruffled, arching falls and sturdy tetraploid substance.
MY ELISABETH: (2008), tetraploid, 32", M‑L, 6 falls
A lovely, delicate 8" lavender flower with a green-yellow signal. Dedicated to Currier?s beloved wife Elisabeth.
MUFFLED DRUMS: (1980) diploid, 36", M‑L, 3 falls
Dark red-purple 8" flowers with darker veins and lighter edges.
OL' MAN RIVER: (1987), diploid, 36"
Medium red-violet, 7" flowers with bloom for up to 12 weeks. Two branches. Great parent!
PURPLE PLUS: (1993) diploid, 32", EM‑VL, multi‑petalled
Round, 6" flowers with 9 petals, tufted styles. Outstanding compact form. 1-2 branches.
RASPBERRRY RIMMED: (1979) tetraploid, 36", M‑VL, RE, 3 falls
Large, ruffled flowers. Raspberry-red edged falls blend into white centers. First registered tetraploid Japanese iris. Payne Award 1983.
RETURNING TIDE: (1976) diploid, 36", EM‑VL, RE, 3 falls
Lovely contrast of medium violet-blue standards above nearly white falls. Fine plant habit and branching. Restful impression. Payne Award 1982.
ROYAL BURGUNDY: (1989) tetraploid, 34", EM‑L, 3 falls
Dark purple-violet with velvety sheen.
THOROUGHBRED: (1999) tetraploid, 38", E‑LM & RE, 3 falls
Flowers exhibit powerful tetraploid substance and have ruffled, flaring form. Dark purple standards have darker veins and fine white edges. White falls accented by vivid dark halos, 2 branches.
SEAWAY’S OUTSET: (1998) diploid, 26", VE, 3 falls
White, ruffled, semi-flaring 6 ½" flowers of excellent form. The earliest white Japanese iris to bloom in our gardens.
SIMPLE ELEGANCE: (1978) diploid, 36", EM, 3 falls
Lovely 7½" flowers with wide, round, flaring falls of tailored elegance. Rosy orchid‑pink overlaid
with delicate, widely spaced darker veins.
SOUTHERN SON: (1990) diploid, 36", M‑L, 6 falls
7" round flowers. True medium blue. This was Currier's favorite of his blues.
VALERIE’S GIFT: (2008), tetraploid, 34", L & RE, 6 falls
Crisp, white falls are accented by the green-yellow signal. It has tetraploid substance, round, ruffled form and blooms well in the August sun.
VARIATION IN PINK: (1996) diploid, 34", EM‑L, 3 falls
Arching 7" flowers are carried on 30" well branched stalks. A soft, medium near-pink on day one, lightening by day three giving variations in color in the total clump.
WHITE PARACHUTE: (1982) diploid, 30", EM‑LM, 3 falls
7" white flowers with 4" vertically ached overlapping falls.
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