Radiant Apogee

Jim Gibson, R. 1964 / I. 1966
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
White/Cream Ground Yellow Stitch
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Gibson J
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 38″ M

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1966: “It would be difficult to conjure up a more colorful or ‘attention getting’ Iris than this. While a member of the plicata line, of course, it is devoid of much in the way of dots and stitches peculiar to its kinfolk. Standards are solid, bright deep yellow, with no markings. Falls are clear white in the center, branded deep gold with some brownish markings high on the haft. Beard is deep orange. Ruffled and well branched.”

From Eden Road Iris Garden catalog for 1968: “There’s that cross again. Sib. to Golden Filigree, Native Chief, and Radiant Apogee. Vivid bright yellow with large center area of white on falls. Only plicata markings are brownish dots high on haft. Beard is deep orange. Ruffled form and well branched. We want to cross this with Kiss Of Lemon.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1974: “Here is an unusual iris that literally glitters as it beckons. A member of the plicata family done in tones of yellow. Standards are solid, bright, deep yellow, falls are clear white banded with deep gold margins and some delicate brown tracery at the haft. The contrast is striking and harmonious. Nicely ruffled flowers, well branched stems.”

(Henna Stitches X Wild Ginger), HM 1967, AM 1969.