Sir Arthur Bliss, 1919
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 40″ ML S9D

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “(Bliss 1922). Dominion race. S. of a distinctive shade of lavender, overlaid with rose; F. rich prune purple of Dominion shape. Withdrawn for the season.”

From the Indian Spring Farms catalog for 1928: “Dominion Seedling. One of the richest flowers of the Dominion race that carries the perfect form and velvety texture of its parent to greater height on low and widely-branched stems. S. a distinct shade of lavender, overlaid with rose, erect and arching inward at the top; F. rich raisin-purple, very broad and rounded, and of wonderful glossy texture. A rich, bright Iris that gives a beautiful color effect with transmitted light.”

From J.C. Nicholl’s Irises catalog for 1928: “S. lavender overlaid rose, broad and beautifully arched. F. circular, rich prune purple, very velvety. Wonderful texture, and splendidly branched. Grows well and is extremely floriferous. Many consider this Dominion seedling the best Iris in the world. It is certainly one of the most sought as the supply cannot catch up with the demand, in spite of the price remaining around $20.00.”

From Carl Salbach Iris Catalog 1929: “One of the richest flowers of the Dominion race. S. a distinctive shade of lavender overlaid rose. F. rich velvety prune purple of wonderful glossy texture. Stalk low and widely branched $12.50.”

(Trosuperba X Dominion), AM RHS 1927.


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