Cathedral Bells

Wallace, R. 1952 / I. 1953
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 44″ M

From Syllmar Gardens catalog for 1956: “A glorious new pink having lovely form with wide petals beautifully serrated on the edges. The color is a soft melting pure pink. Vigorous and increases rapidly.”

From Marble iris Gardens catalog for 1957: “A very fine new flaring pink with a hint of shrimp in its makeup. It is light colored but definitely pink with serrated edges. The falls flare horizontally, giving the Iris a stately grace. This was one of the Iris that attracted most of the attention at the Boston Iris Convention. It is a wonderful Iris.”

From The Iris Guidebook – Rainbow Iris Gardens (Lloyd Austin): “As name suggests this is reminiscentof a melodious carilon. Alightbegoniapink or shrimp pink. One of the topnotch new pinks in the lighter tones. Falls flarehorizontally; edges serrated. Already in heavy demand. Passes its good qualities on to its progeny.”

From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog for 1960: “A tall, excellently formed pink. The petals are broad and have a slightly crimped and laced edge, and though a light color, it is smooth and clean and quite showy as it carries many flowers at once.”

(Hagen blend sdlg x Overture) X (Golden Spangle x Muhlestein tangerine pink sdlg # 46-22), HM 1953, AM 1956.

Note: The Fleur de Lis catalog lists parentage as (sdlg x Overture) X (Golden Spangle x Pink Tower). Unfortunately, the listing for Pink Tower (Muhlestein, R. 1947) does not have a sdlg. # in the 1949 Check List. Perhaps someone out there has some of Tell’s older catalogs and can check into this.