Memphis Belle

Pierce, R. 1951 / I. 1952
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1950-1959
Fall Color:
Mauve/Rose
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Tangerine/Pink
Hybridizer:
Pierce
Rarity:
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1956: “Large orchid pink with bright tangerine beard. Good garden value.”
(Fantasy X Pink Cameo).

From Shreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog, 1961: This tall well branched raspberry rose wlll appeal especially to the fanciers interested in a ┬átaller finer version of the ever popular Fantasy. A bright raspberry rose pink of great garden value with a bright orange beard.”

Provenance: Image 2 from L Munro garden in Newfoundland NJ 2006, Image 3 same, 2011. Iris acquired from Argyle Acres 2004.