Mandolin

Ghio, R. 1976 / I. 1977
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1970-1979
Fall Color:
Orange
Standard Color:
Orange
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Tangerine/Pink
Hybridizer:
Ghio

Full Description

TB 38″ EM

From Bay View Gardens catalog for 1977: “New Moon and Denver Mint are the two most significant breeding irises on the current stage. They impart sterling form with a clearness of color not available before. Mandolin has generous amount of each of these two irises in its background, and it shows the benefits. Luminous creamy melon-apricot that just begs drooling over, and gave rise to its original name, “Sherbert.” Wide broad form with heavy substance giving long lasting blooms. Large rhizomes, producing several stalks in one year.”

From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1979: “Creamy apricot self of opulent form. Tangerine beard. Vigorous.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1981: “Gentle as the soft sounds of a mandolin is this broadly rounded lush muskmelon to cream apricot buff Iris of fine form. Blooming early, its waxy texture and fullness of petals all stamp this variety as a vigorous grower. So much so in fact that a production of several stems per rhizomes per year need not surprise anyone.”

(Georgia Girl X (Denver Mint X Ponderosa)), HM 1978.