Mrs. Valerie West

Bliss, 1925
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 36″ M S7D

From the R. W. Wallace catalog for 1929: An Improved Bruno. Flowers enormous with broad mauve standards, bronze shot with lavender. Falls of great size and substance, very broad and strong, deep velvety maroon purple, of particularly rich tone. Stems are exceptionally well branched, giving a candelabra effect. 30 inches. ”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1932: “Of the long line of Dominion seedlings put out by Mr. Bliss, he considers this his crowning achievement. It combines the rich colorings of Bruno and Cardinal into a flower of greater size on a taller stem, widely branched, and produces its enormous blossoms in great profusion. Heretofore the price of this has been almost prohibitive for widespread distribution… ”

From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1939: “The crowning achievement of Mr. Bliss, the great English breeder. A rich, lustrous iris whose grandeur is recognized wherever it is grown. Broad massive bronze standards with falls of deep velvety maroon purple. Stems well branched, and free blooming. Mid-season. 36-inch.”

From Lamb Nurseries Catalog 1941: “The masterpiece of Bliss, creator of the world famous velvety petaled Dominion race. A gigantic flower of richest crimson and bronze, compelling instant admiration.”

(Bruno X . . . ), AM Haarlem 1930.

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