Mars Preview

L. Austin, R&I 1963
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
Red/Maroon
Standard Color:
Fawn/Bronze
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Austin

Full Description

TB 33″ M

From Rainbow Iris Gardens catalog for 1963: “While pre-landing reports from Mars are meager, I envision this iris as giving us a preview of what our space-man may find out there, for it is surely “out of this world.” It may be horned, spooned or flounced, but in its most exotic form has creamy white 3/4″ spoons, or sometimes 2″ flounces, standing out boldly against bright crimson falls. The upper third of falls is white, heavily decorated with maroon veins – and above are the mouth-watering pale apricot standards.”

(Flounced Spoon x (Happy Birthday x Mulberry Snow)).