King’s Jester

J. Stevens, 1945
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
White Ground Red/Pink Stitch
Standard Color:
White Ground Red/Pink Stitch
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Stevens J
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 38″ M W8D

From the Stevens Bros. catalog for 1952-53: “A rosy maroon plicata that is strikingly different. This is not the usual type of plicata with stitched and feathered colouring on a white, cream or yellow background, but is one of the new type of what is called a ‘fancy’ plicata. In the standards a heavy wash of rosy maroon covers the petals. The falls are white penciled violet to deep rosy maroon margins. Large flowers of delightful form and carriage.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1952: “One of the ‘fancy’ plicatas. Its pattern of unusual stitching and feathering of rosy maroon on silvery white is unique, especially on the falls. It seems as if there were solidly painted stripes or lines bringing to mind the markings of a butterfly’s wing. It deserves special mention because its intense coloration and design make it so individual.”

(Madame Louis Aureau X . . . ).