Benjamin Y. Morrison, R. 1928
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Morrison BY
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 38″ M Y9D

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1936: “The FINEST yellow variegata. This is the brightest contrast of colors, having honey yellow S. and mineral red F. It cannot be recommended too highly, and we assure you that you will like this variety when it blooms in your garden. Hardy everywhere. One of the five best irises grown.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Standards tarnished gold, falls brilliant carmine red. A bold, strong growing and perfectly fashioned iris reaching four feet in height. Classed as a variegata it is really a blend of gold and crimson, so good that we stocked up heavily on it anticipating that our customers would welcome this opportunity to secure such an outstanding flower at so low a price.”

AM RHS 1939.

From Longfield Iris Farm catalog for 1936: “A large variegata with S. buff gold to a base of mustard yellow; F. Mineral Red to Dalia Carmine. A brilliant Iris. 40 inches.”

Comment: “This is another one of those variegatas that change color with the light, and never photograph the same way twice. Very striking in a clump. It is strongly scented of cream soda, and has noticeable PBF.” – Mike, WA