Bliss, R, 1922 / I. 1920
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 36″ ML S6D

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “S. bronze suffused and lightened with lavender shading off to yellow at the base. F. deep rich red purple. An Iris of exceptional size and quality.”

From Treholme Gardens catalog for 1928: “S. Heliotrope-gray, tinted lavender and shaded yellowish-bronze at base; F. dark velvety violet-purple, lighter and veined white at base; orange beard. Resembles Geo. Yeld. Very large, fine rounded shape, wide segments, free flowering. A flower of heavy substance lasting long in bloom. Wonderful in bright sunshine. A distinct and rare iris.”

From Carl Salbach Iris Catalog 1929: “An iris of exceptional size ¬†and quality. A Dominion seedling on the order of Ambassadeur. S. bronze, tinted and lightened with lavender shading to yellow at base. F. deep rich purple of unusual size and quality, having the velvety texture of Dominion. “.

From J.C. Nicholls catalog for 1928: “S. Bronze tinted with lavender, shading to yellow at the base. F. deep rich red purple with the velvety quality of Dominion. A large flower of heavy substance. Is rivaling Cardinal for popularity among the Dominion seedlings.”

From Quality Gardens catalog for 1931: “S. fawn, tinted rose, shading to yellow at the base. F. rich velvet red purple, of exceptional size and great substance. Very distinct. Wonderful in bright sunshine. Splendid variety for use in hybridizing.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1935: “This Dominion seedling is the parent or grandparent of a large majority of the finest Dominion strain of irises of recent introductions. It stands today as one of the largest, richest, brightest and most velvety of all irises, and no collection should be without it. Standards are rosy fawn shading to yellow at the base; falls a glowing rich red-brown, edged with buff.”

(Dominion X . . . ), AM RHS 1929.

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