Bayberry Candle

Caroline DeForest, 1966
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
DeForest C
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 36″ M

From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog for 1970: “A wonderful showy new iris in an entirely new color. Almost a brass green, it is a bicolor with rich Chartreuse Lime standards and really quite brilliant golden falls toned Olive green with the color intensified to deep olive around the bright golden beard. The whole flower has a brassy metallic like overtone that makes it really stand out. Flowers are large and have excellent form and ultra heavy substance. One of our favorites.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1976: “A rich, brassy, green bicolor with chartreuse lime standards and brighter gold and olive-green falls. A unique and showy color with excellent form. Beards are radiant gold.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1981: “Originally distinctive and showy; a new color! The whole flower has a brassy metallic overtone. Almost brass green hued, it is a bicolor with rich chartreuse lime standards and really quite burnished brighter gold toned olive green falls with the color intensified around the bright gold beard.”

(Dawn Crest x 58-38) X (Mary Randall x Golden Chance), HM 1970, AM 1972.


Provenance: 4. Photo from L Munro’s Display Garden, Newfoundland NJ , 2002. Iris from Riverview Gardens 2001