CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid
DESCRIPTION: S. light orchid-pink, F. darker orchid-pink.
PARENTAGE: Dreamcastle X Sdlg: (Angelus x Sdlg: (Matula x Sdlg. 8-37: (Noweta x Violet Crown)))
AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1955, Award of Merit 1959
From the 1953 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Like an orchid-pink Helen McGregor in its classic perfection is this copiously formed, lacily frilled successor to Pink Plume and which carries the beloved orchid pinks to new heights of size and pulchritude. LAVANESQUE is likely to prove an iris of meteoric, yet prolonged, popularity. Connoisseurs of both form and color are lavisl in praise of this beauty. Winsomely ruffled, yet neat as a pin, its exquisitely orchid-pink tone is emphasized by a gold-illumined beard and haft. Here, truly, is the pink of perfection.