Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tall Bearded Iris MT. COOK A'DAWNING

This is an Iris that has a quirky History+. Mr Stanley Foote (USA) the originator while on a visit to New Zealand stayed at the Hermitage Hotel, Mt. Cook, having seen the the rising sun's rosy rays on the snowy mountain he reportedly vowed that if he ever bred a pink iris it would be named for this unforgettable sight. A great garden Iris that performs well. Its one of the few Pinks that I grow.

Maryott’s Iris Gardens, San Jose, California, 1984 Catalog
MT. COOK A'DAWNING. (Foote '72) People love deep pinks and this has it...................................$5.00 value

Jean Collins Iris Garden, Cambridge Road, R.D.1 Tauranga.
MT. COOK A'DAWNING.  Deep pink self, tangerine beards. Mid Season.

AIS Checklist 1979
MT. COOK A'DAWNING  Stanley Foote, Reg. 1971 Sdlg. 66-2-3. TB, 30-34" (71-86 cm), M Deep pink self; tangerine-red beard. Remembered Melody X One Desire. Foote 1972.

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