Jesse’s Song

B. Williamson, R. 1979 / I. 1983
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Beard Color:
Williamson B
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 36″ M

From Pacific Coast Hybridizer’s catalog for 1983: “I bloomed several hundred seedlings from two American Heritage sister seedlings and ended up with rows of selected seedlings. Finally, after two years, I reselected Jesse’s Song as the best of the lot and was especially pleased that Jesse’s Song was 36 to 38 inches tall. The white ground plicata has wide, sanded borders of methyl-violet. The form is deeply ruffled, as our color ad in the January AIS Bulletin shows. The flowers are carried on show branch stalks, with three well placed flowers common. The plants are healthy, producing several stalks and leaving good increase.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1988: “With a prominent accent on its generous ruffled form, this new addition to the plicata family is well known for its fine garden growth. The centers of the flowers are solid white, the plicata patterns are actually bands of violet peppering around the falls. The standards are more solidly colored. An exceptionally fine branched stem with 7 to 8 buds.”

((Charmed Circle x Kiss) X (Smoke Rings x Décolletage)), HM 1985, AM 1987, Dykes Medal 1990.

Provenance: Images 7,8 from Presby Iris Gardens, circa 2005.