Barr, 1880
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Before 1900
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 30″ M B3D

From the Wing Seed Co. catalog for 1920: “S. and style arms light blue; F. deep velvety blue netted on the white at base. All divisions very broad and full. The decided contrast between the light and dark blue is very beautiful.”

From Walter Stager’s ‘Tall Bearded Iris’, 1922: “(neglecta) S. lavender, flecked with deeper shade; F. velvety lavender, dark reflections. Very floriferous.”

From Weed’s Landscape Nursery catalog for 1924: “Rich light lavender to dark madder violet. One of the best of the bicolor iris.”

From the Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, 1925: “Color effect a light lavender, prune purple veined bicolor. S. light lavender-violet reticulated violet. F. velvety prune purple, closely and distinctly veined the same on the glistening lavender outer haft, reticulated brown. Beard fine, dense, bluish, with orange tips.

This iris is of moderate growth and has stiff, slender foliage. The stalk is not tall, but is well and widely branched. The conical carriage of the tinted standards and dark spreading falls give interesting color contrast in late season. The standards may occasionally bear flecks.”