Caterina

Foster, 1909
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1900-1919
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Lavender
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Foster M
Rarity:
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB M B1M

From the Cornell Bulletin 112: “Color effect a light lavender-violet self, veined on the outer haft. S. light lavender, veined olive on the outer haft. F. lavender-violet, widely veined olive on white outer haft. The beard is very coarse tho sparse, white, and yellow tipped. The bloom is large, delicately colored, and most fragrant. The variety is exceptional for its tall, many-flowered spikes and persistent winter foliage. A slightly sheltered position and well-drained soil are essential to its good health.” (I. cypriana X I. pallida), AM RHS 1907.

From Wing Seed Company 1920 “A handsome new hybrid with massive flowers of heavy texture on stout branching stems, four and one half feet high. Splendid clear color, brilliant lavender with pinkish reflections like piece of changeable silk. Base of fall broadly veined greenish-bronze. 5.00.”