This has to be one of 'thee must have intermediates' brilliant colouring, great form, amazing plant growth and health and a very very long bloom season. Amazingly no awards,why is that???
Tempo Two, Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia. Iris, Daylilies, Hosta Catalogue 1994-1995.
LONGING (Blyth, 94 Aust.) VVE-ML 25" Salmon tan apricot with no pink tones with a slight violet flush, burnt tangerine beards with lavender on the outer ½". Super growth habits and multiple flowering stems and buds and a great increaser. Popular as a seedling.(Impish X Electrique.) Sdlg.no A55-1
AIS Checklist 1999
LONGING Barry Blyth, Reg. 1994. Sdlg. A55-1. IB, 25" (63 cm), VE-EML. S. smoky apricot salmon with faint violet flush, slight veining on F. hafts; beards burnt tangerine, lavender on outer 1/2". Impish X Electrique. Tempo Two 1994/95.
A big hat tip once again to Julie May of 'The Iris Garden' fame for her very fine photo.
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Photo credit and copyright Julie May.