Amasa J. Kennicott, 1905
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Kennicott A
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 40″ M W1

First American Iris Introduction!

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 1925: “Color effect an opalescent blue white self. S White slightly tinged pallid violet. F. waxy cream-white, blended very light pallid violet at edge. The beard is broad and of a showy orange color, accentuated by pallid violet crests. The rate of increase is slow. Its delicious scent and delicate tints, contrasting with the brilliant beard place it among the distinct varieties. An excellent cut flower. Rating 80.”

From Rainbow Gardens catalog for 1925: “White delicately suffused soft blue. The tallest standard variety giving a white effect. Very popular, sweet smelling beautiful variety.”

From Stumpp & Walters ,Newark NJ 1933 ” One of the few older varieties that have stood the test of time. Milk-white delicately penciled and margined light blue, with a bright golden beard.”

Note: This was the first American iris introduction. For more information on this variety and its enigmatic hybridizer see Clarence Mahan’s book Classic Irises.