Prospero

George Yeld, 1920
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Lavender
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Yeld
Rarity:
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 48″ MLa B9M

From Rainbow Gardens catalog for 1925: “An exceedingly vigorous, tall growing variety, the stems bearing enormous flowers of fine shape. S. pale lavender flushed with yellow at the base; F. deep red-purple with lighter shading at margin. Heavily marked with brown at the haft, deep orange beard. A particularly handsome plant. A finer Iris than Lent A. Williamson, with a stronger stalk. 4 ft. Not rated yet but should rate around 9.5.”

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “A pale lavender flushed with yellow at the base. F. deep purple red paler at margin. Orange beard. Marked brown at haft. Very vigorous, height 4 ft.”

(Sambucina X Amas), AM RHS 1920.