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Iris ensata 'Gusto'

Archive entry 22.06.08

22nd June 2008

A shining purple form with a white centre to the flower.
Raised by Walter Marx and registered in 1954. The Marx Gardens catalogue for 1955 says;

GUSTO (Marx 1954). Each $3.75. Dramatic sparkling beauty predominantly of a rich shade of deep blue. Flower is crisp and ruffled with large white center and radial white markings. Upright white styles tipped blue. Four to six large blooms on 3 to 4 foot stems of ideal three way branching. No variety stands out more conspicuously in the garden. Midseason to late.

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  • The American Iris Society Encyclopedia, https://wiki.irises.org