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[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Graziella') | Posted on June 10, 2021 ]

Most or all of the Rheingauperle in North America is actually Graziella! See the HIPS magazine Roots spring 2021 issue for details.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Rheingauperle') | Posted on June 10, 2021 ]

There is an article in HIPS magazine, Roots, for Spring 2021 which shows that the North American Rheingauperle by G&K, 1920, is actually Graziella by Cayeux, 1929. The European version is apparently correct.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Ethel Peckham') | Posted on May 23, 2021 ]

There was discussion within the Historic Iris Preservation Society about this variety. Some question arose about the correctness of the identification. Since that discussion there have been no reasons found to discount this iris's identity as being correct.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Geo. J. Tribolet') | Posted on August 11, 2017 ]

Three suppliers all gave Mme. Henri Cayeux instead of the correct one. Seems to be among the lost varieties.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Mlle. Schwartz') | Posted on July 18, 2016 ]

This was misidentified for years at Presby as Canyon Mists. Finally confirmed and is B7L. Always looked too blue for being R7L.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sandia') | Posted on May 22, 2016 ]

Per the Iris Checklist, 1939, this iris is a red or deep pink self. It has been sold by at least one seller as a very nice bicolor. Currently it has no sellers in N.A. The "real one" came to me from Europe in 2015. One AIS wiki picture is from Switzerland; other is from my garden.

[ Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Bronze Beauty.') | Posted on May 22, 2016 ]

This came from the only known seller of something called "Bronze Beauty." There is scant information about this variety, except that one old reference used terms like smoky and somber. It is listed as medium, yellow toned blend, bitone or bicolor. No known comparison exists. No pictures have been found. Those on AIS wiki are from this clump or the seller.
The AIS wiki notes are now updated stating this is not what it is purported to be. There are multiple references from old catalogs that support this finding. For one difference the falls should have been called ruby lavender, velvety crimson and reddish lavender which the photo clearly does not exhibit. So this one is a NO-id one, but is being sold as Bronze Beauty.

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