Mattie Gates

Sass Bros., R. &. I. 1945
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Sass Bros

Full Description

TB 36″ L W6M rev.
From Lloyd Austin’s Rainbow Offerings 1954 “Reminiscent of Golden Fleece but deeper and purer color, flower is larger, has better substance. Standards glistening lemon yellow. Falls pure white with a wide and effective border of lemon yellow. Unlike most tall bearded iris, this has a white rooster comb crest at the end of beard. strong tendency to rebloom in fall. Sweetly scented.Pollen Plentiful.”

From Iris Test Gardens catalog for 1960: “For beauty and symmetry of color this Iris can scarcely be excelled. So celestial it could go in a bridal bouquet. A limpid cool yellow with bright gold on the crisp white heart of the falls. Wax-like with a pronounced sheen and finish.

( Golden Fleece X sdlg), HM 1946, AM 1950.

Provenance: Image 1 from Presby Iris Gardens, 2001