Ayres, 1929
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB M S3M 46″

From Carl Salbach’s catalog for 1934: “A flower of pearly character and very attractive to iris lovers. Falls a blend of bluish lavender, standards iridescent steel blue. Brown haft and yellow beard. Smooth finish.”

From The Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1936: “S. Smoky blue; F. rich purple, blue in center shading to much paler blue at the margin with dull gold markings at haft. Unique coloring.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog 1936: ” Fragrant. Massive blooms in a unique bleeding of rich colors, reminding one of the colors in a Persian rug, hence the name. The flower has a glistening silku texture and is one of the finest irises we have.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1938: “One of Dr. Ayres’ masterpieces. Blended shades of pale blue, lavender, grey, and bronze, with a smoky veil enveloping the entire flower. Massive blooms in great abundance, with many tall and splendidly branched stalks. A well named variety that will prove an asset in any iris garden.”

From Walter Marx’s Gardens catalog for 1948: “A large smoky blue blend with light bluish standards and bluish lavender falls shaded bronze on the hafts.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: ” …Massive flowers, reminding one of the colors of a Persian rug. 46 in.”