TB 30″ M S4
From Wayman’s ‘Rare Iris and Peonies’ catalog for 1936: “A new English introduction of great merit in new colors. The whole flower is a medley of gold, rose, flame and yellow with a faint electric blue flush down the falls.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Flame colored! And that is no exaggeration. It is many shades deeper than Talisman, with much more orange and a salmon-rose dominating background. As a garden subject it creates a flash of brilliance equaled by few sorts. Medium in size, with slender stems; a color jewel that will captivate you.
From Quality Iris Gardens Catalog 1938 “The delight and admiration of visitors to our garden ; a yellow ground, flushed·
flame red which lends a garden effect even more striking than that of the brilliant Lux. A most intriguing sort. $1 .00.”
From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “This iris has a charming color that defies description. A combination of gold, rose, flame, and blue in an unusual manner. One of my favorites and highly admired by all who see it in bloom. 36 in.”
Provenance: Image 1 by L Munro in Newfoundland NJ, 2005, from Superstition Iris Gardens 2004.
Image 2 by L Munro in Newfoundland NJ, 2015 from Mike Unser 2013.