TB 37″ M
From Lyon’s Iris and Catalog for 1955: “This is a real advance in the dark browns, possessing a true dark chocolate color and being a complete self. It is beautifully formed and the broad fall petals have a slight ruffle that adds to the charm of a heavy substanced flower. It flowers over an extended period. For the home gardener who wants a profuse flowering this iris is ideal. Its solid chocolate coloring is rich, dark and commandingly different..”
From The Iris Guidebook – Rainbow Iris Gardens (Lloyd Austin) 1958: “A beautifully formed flower that is such a great advance in this color class that it has created quite a sensation among the fanciers who have seen it. The hybridizers all cover it, too, as it comes from Tobacco Road which is probably the most famous of all browns as a seed and pollen parent. A clean dark chocolate color as dark as Baker’s chocolae vdry large and tall, with good branching and very heavy substance. Very profuse flowering, often producing 3 or 4 stalks from a single rhizome. Rich, dark and commandingly different.”
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1960: “This large, dark, chocolate brown self is a standout. The flowers are a shade of brown that is different. Big, flaring and beautifully formed.”
(Tobacco Road x Grand Marshal). HM 1954, AM 1959.