Rhein Nixe

Goos & Koenemann, 1910
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Goos & Koenemann
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 28″ M W9M

From The Wing Seed Co. catalog for 1920: “A charming iris. S. pure white, very large; F. rich raspberry-purple with narrow but distinct white edge. Thirty-six inches. Beautiful for massing.”

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 1925: “Color effect a white violet-purple bicolor. S. pale lavender white bronzed on claw. F. True purple in sun to pansy violet or hyacinth violet in dull light. The edge of the blade to the outer haft blends to light lavender. The beard is densely orange tipped.at the base. The growth is vigorous. Rating 84.”

From Treholme Gardens catalog for 1928: “S. pure white; F. deep violet-blue, edged blue. A very desirable old variety and one of the best in its class.”

From Linwood Iris Gardens catalog for 1936: “[Fairy of the Rhine] An ever popular variety of effective beauty. S. white; F. pansy violet with a distinct white border. Very rugged, with fine strong stalks. A profuse and reliable bloomer.”

Note: Google translate for Nixe: mermaid, water nymph, water sprite.