Crystal Beauty

J Sass R 1934, I 19351935
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Sass J
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

40″ EM

From Dorothy Stoner’s “The Iris Garden” catalog 1940
Hardy, alabaster white of large size and heavy substance; well branded with the flowers placed symmetrically;midseason;tall.

From Marble iris Catalogue c. 1960: “A great white and one of the tallest, being superb for back ground plantings where a tall white is needed. Combined with clumps of fresh blues, pinks, creamy yellows and regal violets of varying height and placed against green shrubbery, this stately, floriferous, white with its immaculately chaste blooms, white as sculptured snow, carved to a most perfect oval symmetry, presents a picture of ineffable purity unrivalled in the floral world. This is an iris that will eventually be in every collection. Exceptionally vigorous and extremely hardy.”

From Wayman’s Rare Iris and Peopnies:
“50”. VERy EARLY AND VERY TALL. A gorgeous new clear pure snow white of huge size on stalks that are shoulder high, being the tallest and one of the nost outstanding of all white irises. Tje flowers are of perfect shape and very freely produced”.

Provenance: image 1 from garden of L Munro 2008; Iris from Newburn’s 2007