Mother Earth

Ben Hager 1987/1988
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1987
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Cream/Buff
Pattern:
Bicolor
Beard Color:
White
Hybridizer:
Hager B

Full Description

TB, 37″ (94 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards oyster cream, tinted lavender near edge and beige through center; Falls lavender, paler around beard, beige on hafts; pale blue white beard. ‘Scenario’ X ‘Pleasure Dome’. Melrose Gardens 1988. Honorable Mention 1991.

ML and RE 39″
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover sCatalog – Collectors Edition 1997:
“Mother Earth’s large flowers possess gentle undulating ruffles, as shown in our photograph. The lavender falls pale at their centers and are touched with beige shoulders. The ivory standards have a hint of lavender at their bases. Stalks are tall, strong and well branched averaging 9 buds.”

HM 1991