Image from page 39 of "1973 Cooley's Gardens" (1973)
Title: 1973 Cooley's Gardens
Publisher: Silverton, Ore. : Cooley's Gardens
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
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ROSE KINGDOM (Wills, '66) M. 34" $10.00 This is one of Wills rose-toned Iris. The flowers are wide and flaring with some ruffling. Classed as a rose-pink, well branched, sturdy stalks and heavy substance. ROSES IN SNOW (Noyd, '67) ML. 34" $5.00 C lean snow white, with a beard of almost blood red! The contrast is really startling and this Iris is so nearly perfect in every way that few, if any of the whites with red or tangerine beards actually equal it. Huge in size, with lacy petal edges. HM, '68. ROUND DANCE (Wills, '70) M. 34" $10.00 Rose-red bitone, standards light rose, flushed bluish, falls bright rose-red, some rulfiing, tall and well branched. Proven a good parent. HC, '69. ROYAL HERITAGE (Luihn, '68) EM. 36" $10.00 Rich royal purple intensified by the velvety texture and heavy sub- stance. Matching beard. Beautifully ruffled. Standards domed; falls wide and flaring. Strong, well branched stalks. HM, '69; AM, '72. Shown on page 10. ROYAL TAPESTRY (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" $3.50 A deep blend of red, bronze, copper and violet, lavishly beautiful and imposing in appearance. Of giant size, the ruffled flowers ex- hibit a regal richness and an ember-like glow. Ruflled petals; excellent branching. HM, '65. See back cover.
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Candle Magic $1.50 SHINING MOMENT (Wills, '70) M. 34" $10.00 A smooth peach pink, tan at the haft with a yellow beard (sometimes white) though it is tangerine, deep in the flower. AVell branched, Fertile both ways. From shell pink breeding. ROYAL TOUCH (Schreiner, '67) ML. 34" $6.00 Irldescribably rich and smooth! The extra wide falls are of card- board-like quality with a silky finish and the color is a uniform, deep "Victoria or pansy violet. Beard is deep blue, tipped lighter. HM, '68; AM, '70. See page 28. SHIPSHAPE (Babson, '69) M. 38" $12.50 Dense medium blue with light yellow beard. Petals are very wide and fidl and result in a huge flower. Standards are deeply fluted and the falls overlap. Stalks are strong and well branched. HM. '70. SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) M. 36" $1.00 Richest black velvet with very deep glow of underlying red. Heavy bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Shown on page 54. SIERRA DAWN (Gaulter, '70) EM. 36" $10.00 This is a lively shade of blended rose and lavender, lit with a soft amber glow at the heart. The style arms exhibit this amber tint rather strongly and this in turn is punctuated by a bright burnt orange beard. Faultless form, waved and fluted. See page 13. SAN LEANDRO (Gaulter, '68) ML. 38" $6.00 A most unusual shade of light purple, or perhaps "slate-blue " might be a more apt term. This is lit with a rich tangerine-red beard. Branching almost from the ground, on heavy stems, it carries above the average niunber of large flowers and thus blooms over a very long season. HM, '69. SAUCY SUE (Gibson, '68) M. 34" $10.00 Silky standards of golden tan, flushed with a reddish undertone: falls of garnet red rimmed with brown. This is a luxurious piece of color in a very large flower, the falls edged with hea\y folds of plush-like ruffles and pleats. HM, '70. See page 4. SILENCE (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" $7.50 A brillianth rich, deep yellow with a self-colored beard and a slightly lighter canary yellow glow over the central part of the falls. Tomp- kins considers this his finest yellow to date. HM, '68. See page 12. SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, '62) M. 36" $1.50 A flamboyant combination of rich golden standards lUishcd with cinnamon and porcelain while falls heavily bordered and etched brilliant red-mahogany-brown. .-Ml petals are fluted and rippled and the flaring falls are almost horizontal. The large, long lasting flowers are fragrant with the scent of spice. HM, '63. See page 41. SCARLET RIBBON (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" $3.00 One of the red-toned varieties with a close to scarlet garden effect. A vivid shade of smooth red with a light undertone of orange. Clean hafts and profuse flowering habit. Long season of bloom. HM, '67. SEASHELL MUSIC (Ernsf, '65) ML. 36" $2.50 A blend of rose and copper etclied on creamy white, remindful of some of the colorful seasliclls from tropic shores. Huge in size, ideal in form, the flowers of thick enamel-like substance provicle good opportunity for breeding. See page 39. SKYWATCH (C. Benson, '64) ML. 38" $10.00 A large pale blue with orchid or hncnder undertone which sets it apart from other light blue Iris. Smooth, rulllcd and broad pctaled. Beard is almost white. Limited stock. HM. '65; .\M, '67. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1970. SMART BARBARA (Gibson, '69) M. 36" $7.50 Spuadiiig f.iUs ol Ktidish tan on a t rcam ground with .solidly colored standards of brighl l.ui red. 1 he allover elfect of the big flowers is brilliant rose with a tan cast. Huge flowers. Illustrated on page 26. 34
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