Jasper Agate

Mrs. T.A. Williams, 1941
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Williams, Mrs TA
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 34″ M R4M

From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog for 1943″A masterstroke in rich coloring, one of the finest iris developed in the gardens of the Williams’. A true self, the color is a distinct new shade of gold copperered with an underlying copper pink tone throughout the entire flower. This color isa phenomenal new color to the iris spectrum, an exciting new iris. Medium tall with ideal branched stems. As a garden clump it possesses inestimable charm. This is a flower hard to describe. All competent judge who saw JASPER AGATE pronounced it as a definite color break. One judge rated it one of the tree finest undisseminated varieties he viewed last season. Flowers are well formed with smooth velvety falls.The color is beautifully finished, lacquer like, without a marring vein. A striking iris.”.

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “A master stroke of rich, jewel-like coloring. A faultless medley of gold and copper red with an underlying copper pink tone. An unusual coalition of color assembled with consummate skill. One of the newer iris colors with a beautiful lacquer-like finish without a marring vein. A striking iris, not large or tall, its colorful glory has been well praised by the iris authorities.”

((Junaluska x Consort) X Cheerio), HM 1944.

Provenance: Image 2 from┬áL Munro’s garden Newfoundland NJ, 2014; iris acquired from Iris City Gardens 2004.