Blue Valley

Kenneth Smith R 1945, I. 1947
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Medium Blue
Standard Color:
Medium Blue
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Smith K
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 38″ M-La

From Kenneth D. Smith catalog for 1947: “A large beautifully shaped medium blue self with flaring falls more closely approaching true blue than any iris yet originated. On the second day the flowers increase to seven by five inches, become delightfully ruffled and acquire a metallic sheen that sparkles all over. The haft is wide, the color continues into the heart of the flower and the beard is tipped a dull orange. Branching is excellent and the flowers are well spaced. It makes a glorious clump. A vigorous grower and a fast increaser. 40 inches, 4 branches, mid-season.”

(Lake George X Great Lakes), HM 1947, AM 1949

From Edenwald Gardens 1955:”Closest approach to true medium blue, large, broad petalled and delightfully ruffled. A superior iris of great charm.”

From Iris Test Gardens, Yakima Washington 1960. ML 36″ .Hailed as one of the closest approaches to true blue iris. Large, full ruffled flowers with a jaunty flare and a nice sparkling sheen.Novel in form and color, scented.