Grace Sturtevant

Arthur Bliss, 1926
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 36″ MLa S6D

From Quality Gardens catalog for 1931: “This is exceedingly rich in color and texture; a dark red brown and violet carmine. The falls are so velvety they look black in certain lights. The outstanding feature is the beard, which is so brilliant that it may be seen across the garden. The stems are well branched and stout and the flowers are large and of extra heavy substance. A very fine variety.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1936: “Almost black-brown when first opening, this velvety Dominion seedling holds first position in its color class. The chocolate falls are figuratively set on fire with the leaping brilliance of the orange-red beards. It is one of the most popular among visitors to our display gardens, and deservedly so. We now have a large stock of fine big rhizomes.”

From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939: “S. brownish-purple. F. deep glistening crimson-black, semi-flaring, reticulated on yellow haft. Height 3 ft. ”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Most pronounced and intense velvety brown-purple. In the South, it should be planted in partial shade as the flowers have a tendency to burn in hot sun. 36 in.”

((Knysna x E.H. Jenkins) X Dominion), FCC RHS 1932.

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