Coronation

Moore, 1927
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Yellow
Standard Color:
Yellow
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Moore

Full Description

TB 40″ M Y4D

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1936: “We consider this the best cheap golden yellow. If you wish a good yellow and do not care to pay the $1 price of Helios, this variety is the variety to order. It is a profuse bloomer, and the color does not fade from the petals.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “A fine, large, rich, deep golden yellow. One of the best in this class for garden effect.”

Note: This is perhaps the most commonly found yellow iris in the US. A very hardy and prolific grower and bloomer. Early blooms in cool temps often show bits of purple flecking (first photo), which disappears later when temps warm (second photo). – Mike, WA