Horned Royalty

Austin, R&I 1958
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1950-1959
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Austin

Full Description

TB 40″ EM

From The Iris Guidebook Rainbow Iris Gardens 1958: “I have withheld this remarkable novelty from introduction for 3 years to build up my stocks for its initial introduction at a popular price, easily within reach of all Iris Lovers. A striking bitone,as my Ektachrome (below) shows.  Standards amethyst pink, Falls dee proyal- purple each with a ½-¾” horn projecting from the very end of heavy yellow beard. To add to uniqueness of this new creation, horns are sometimes spooned,somewhat like spoons of a spooned Chrysanthemum.Pollen exceedingly plentiful and will soon be in use thruout the civilized world, Be among the first to use it! Try both selfing and crossing.”

((sdlg JS-M-176B x sdlg 638) X Fantasy).