Claret Mahogany

Austin, 1963
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
Magenta/Plum
Standard Color:
Magenta/Plum
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Austin

Full Description

TB 36″ EM

From Lloyd Austin’s catalog for 1964: “One of the brightest Iris in the entire garden. A bright crimson-red, with a brilliant claret flush below the yellow beard. Adding an air of distinction and making this Iris even more colorful, are prominent bright mahogany epaulets, continuing as a border around the falls. A heavy bloomer. Fertile; has rebloomers in its parentage, so may produce those brilliant reliable rebloomers so many are working for.”

(San Pasqual X Firebright).

Comment: “This one was taken at my friend Marilyn’s garden in California. Makes a beautiful clump. Nice tailored form.” – Laetitia, NJ