Buechley Giant

Buechley, 1932
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Light Blue
Standard Color:
Light Blue
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 50″ M B1L

From Quality Gardens catalog for 1933: “(Buechley 1933) A huge iris, similar to Lord of June in coloring. S. clear light blue, arched and held erect. F. a deeper shade of blue, widely flared and if firm texture. The stalks are well branched and carry the large flowers gracefully. Lord of June is a sparse bloomer and the standards flop in hot weather. A variety of this coloring, without the faults, should be a real addition to a good collection.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “With the perfect form of Frieda Mohr, and the clean blue-lavender of Lord of June, this new iris is one of the most colossal flowers we have. The stalks are extra heavy and tower to great height, with foliage in proportion. Compared to Mabel Taft, another giant iris, this has a silky finish rather than velvety, different form, and is lighter in tone.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Comparable in every way with El Capitan, but a better shaped flower. A truly magnificent subject in the garden. 50 in.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Early. An iris giant in size and height and one of the ten largest and best. Huge brilliant flowers of perfect form in a soft to medium blue effect. Try it with Frieda Mohr and Joycette for a striking combination.”