Dr Henry Lee Grant
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Light Blue
Standard Color:
Light Blue
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Believed Extinct

Full Description

From Schreiners Iris Lovers Catalog 1937 :  There are so many blue irises in commerce that when one appears of a shade of blue entirely different from any other it becomes news. Exclusive is a clear, light blue with a distinct silvery sheen especially near the edges of the petals, suggesting in general effect the shade often known as “powderblue”. This distinctive iris is exceptionally large and clean-cut with splendid substance inhibiting any sign of floppiness. The unmarred haft and bland yellow beard contribute to the air of serene limpidity which invests this flower. Unlike several other giant irises in the light blue color-section, this iris is of a Spartan hardiness, having passed through – 36° weather without a sign of injury. Exclusive has elicited some of the most favorable comment ever given a new variety in the bulletins of the American Iris Society. We are proud to be the introducers of this fine origination of Dr. Grant. (The picture on page 2 gives a hint of the fine iridescence which characterizes this flower.) Exclusive is 40 inches tall and is finely branched. Price, each $ 15.00.