I tried using BELVI QUEEN as a parent several years ago. You are correct, I got ugly, ugly children. I have not used it again since. Crossed with a new modern iris, someone might get something. It was a great rebloomer in Missouri.
From: Linda Mann
Sent: Sep 7, 2009 12:55 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] REB: Belvi Queen
With the magic of Roundup, a few rebloomers are appearing...
This one is such a tough, reliable old thing, it surprises me no
descendants are registered. Not very fertile? Ugly ugly children?