Old Parchment

Kleinsorge, R&I 1939
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Gold/Tan
Standard Color:
Gold/Tan
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Kleinsorge

Full Description

TB M Y7L

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1940: “A light creamy tan, with golden buff overlay, a most unusual color break and a distinctly beautiful new iris. Standards are domed and closed, falls flaring and rather tailored in appearance. A perfectly huge bloom, heavy of substance, and the longest lasting variety in our garden. A Kleinsorge introduction of 1939 that we consider the most outstanding recent iris next to Prairie Sunset.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “M. 39″. Like the treasured pages of long ago; incredibly gossamer, yet strong textured flowers of ivory white with an overlay of golden dust. Standards are domed. falls flaring. Large.”

(Treasure Island X Far West), HM 1940, AM 1941.

Note: This variety opens deep toned with a touch of pale lavender that fades to creamy gold as the bloom ages. The first photo is a fresh, bloom; this second an aged one. MU