In a message dated 3/7/2008 12:00:18 AM Mountain Standard Time,
This is SCARLET
BUTTERFLY...................A historic iris. I thought it was
a historic TB for years, but it's registered as an Onco. Parentage: Butterfly Wings x Rocket. Butterfly Wings is
a Tall Miniature Bearded.
It grows to
36 inches tall. Blooms early. Lloyd
Austin, 1960 intro.
Thanks for posting this picture, it brings back a lot of memories....
When SCARLET BUTTERFLY was registered, "Onco" was the term used for
anything with enough onco heritage to qualify. Austin registered it
that way because it came from the BUTTERFLY WINGS with onco
breeding. Under today's rules, however, it no longer qualifies as an
arilbred because it was disenrolled for falling below the quantum limit.