Iris ensata 'Lady in Waiting'
2nd July 2008
A new one here, it came from Jacques Amand but I am not sure it is true to name (I was expecting a very pale pink flower).
Raised by Walter Marx and registered in 1957. The Marx Gardens catalogue fro 1958 says;
LADY IN WATING. (Marx 1957). Each $10.00. Both beautiful and dignified, this large white double with a most delicate pink border always looks its best.
The white petals are edged with a narrow margin of lavender pink close to true orchid, while the flat styles are white with orchid tips of the same hue.
The 7-inch flower, rather large for its type, is slightly less exquisitely ruffled and of fine substance, which is reflected in the crisp bearing
and the refined manner of the whole bloom. It carries itself with proud distinction. 32 inches tall. One to two way branching. Midseason to late.
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