Tu Tu Turquoise


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Paul Black

INTRODUCED: 1989

CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded

HEIGHT: 10"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid & RE

DESCRIPTION: S. white tinted turquoise; blue white styles; F. white tinted turquoise, deep turquoise spot; white beard tipped light blue; slight sweet fragrance.

PARENTAGE: B80-18: (Indian Jewel x Blue Pools) X 82149B: ((Cindy Mitchell x Velvet Pride) x Joyous Isle)

AWARDS: High Commendation 1988

PBF: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1989 Mid-America Garden Catalog: I had decided not to introduce this one because the standards were a bit informal, but this cutie decided it would strut its stuff for convention goers who rewarded it with an HC. It bloomed again the first of November. Standards are white tinted turquoise. Falls are wide and the same color as the standards but with a deep, intense turquoise spot. The turquoise spot of Indian Jewel has always fascinated me and this is the 3rd generation of work to get that spot on a quality flower.