Plumeri

Collected (?), 1830
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
Before 1900
Fall Color:
Magenta/Plum
Standard Color:
Magenta/Plum
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Ware, coll.

Full Description

TB M S9D

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: “Color effect a brilliant, vinaceous-lilac self. Standards light vinaceous-lilac, slightly more bright. Falls a more brilliant Matthews’ purple, veined reddish brown.

The haft and styles are overcast with smokey or vinaceous-lilac which tends to bronze in the sun. The showy, old-gold beard is densely and conspicuously bronze tipped. This plant is of moderate growth and has lax, medium foliage and numerous flowering stalks. Its many, well-rounded, smallish flowers are of good substance and fragrance. It is an interesting old sort. This is not the bicolor Plumeri so commonly sold by nurserymen.”