K. Dykes, R. 1930 / I. 1931
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Dykes K
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 32″ M WW

From Schreiner’s Iris catalog for 1946: “One of the finest whites for foreground planting. A very large variety with shapely blooms of splendid texture. A warm white despite its snowy coloring due in part to the warm golden beard and haft marking, and in part to gold dust sprinklings throughout the flower.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Very large flowers of pure, gleaming white set off by golden beard. 30 inches.”

From the Robert Wayman catalog for 1940: “A top notch white Iris among so many fine new white ones and by many judges considered the finest iris of all. It is a massive flower of purest snow white, undoubtedly the largest and most massive.”

AM RHS 1931 & 1934, AM AIS 1936, British Dykes Medal 1931

Note: Gudrun is a princess in various medieval Germanic sagas.

Provenance: Image # 1 from Sondra Tillou;
# 2 from Presby Iris Gardens, 2001. (this specific cultivar has since died),
# 3 from Seagate Iris Julian Brose UK 2004.
# 4 from Dave Prichard, 2015..

Gudrun Identification Notes