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From Biltmore Nursery catalog for 1912: "The falls have a rich, solid color resembling that of old mahogany, while the upright petals are golden, making a most effective combination."
Note: The previous photos of Honorabile have been removed in light of the research done by Clarence Mahan, presented in his book Classic Irises, and the Men and Women Who Created Them. His findings are that the varieties being grown in the US as Honorabile are in actuality Sans Souci.
|The true Honorabile should have solid mahogany falls, not washed with color as Sans Souci shows. Please see the article in our Library titled 'The Iris that Lost Its Name' for more information on Mr. Mahan's research. For information on this family of sports, and other Historic irises with erratic descendents, please refer to Jean Witt's article 'Notes on Honorabile' in our library under Irises of Note, with an attached note by Mahan.|