Olive Orchid

Austin, R. 1956 / I. 1957
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1950-1959
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Light Blue
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Austin

Full Description

TB 40″ L
From Lloyd Austin’s catalog for 1960: “Most ‘unusual’ Oncobred I ever bloomed! Has an almost believe-it-or-not combination of hafts prominently marked with broad olive veins on petals of pale lilac-blue. It is 40″ tall, with excellent branching, characteristics seldom associated with Oncobreds. Usually three long branches and one short one. Unlike most Oncobreds, it blooms late. Good pollen.”

(Butterfly Wings x Chivalry).