Allah

Doriot, R. 1956 / I. 1957
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Intermediate Bearded
Age:
1950-1959
Fall Color:
Multicolor
Standard Color:
Medium Blue
Pattern:
Blend
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Doriot

Full Description

IB 15″ EE

From Lloyd Austin’s Iris Color Guidebook for 1962: “A whimsical and daring color pattern not duplicated in any other iris. Just imagine this Ripley’s believe-it-or-not color combination. Standards light blue, ribbed in green veins; falls startling parrot green, edged blue and with an orange tangerine beard tipped white. No gardener who likes to be up-to-date will want to be long without this ruffled color gem. Fertile both ways.”

(Snow Flurry X Welch K 505 pumila), HM 1957.

Comments: “Seems like the description does not match my Allah; I don’t see any green in this flower; however the picture in the catalog doesn’t have any green either, and does look like my flower.” -Laetitia, NJ

“I really have my doubts [this is correct] (I once grew it: ugly!), but I’ve not found the shot I’m sure ran in an old AIS Bulletin.” – Phil Edinger, CA