Rose Garland

Wills, R. 1952 / I. 1954
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 37″ M

From Fairmount Gardens catalog for 1955: “Few iris have the perfection of form and poise of this very large rose flower. Tall and well branched, the firm substanced blooms make a most colorful garden picture. It is a self of Rose opal with a touch of golden copper at the haft each side of the coppery gold beard. The roundly domed standards and broad flaring falls have a very firm texture and retain their clear rose color in most adverse weather. I have not seen any rose iris in this color class. Vigorous growth. 40 in.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1955 “This new rose colored iris from TennesseeĀ  represents another hybridizer’s skilled efforts to further broaden the wide color range that iris already enjoy. Rose Garland is a shade of old rose with a touch of coppery gold at the throat. A very distinct color not to be confused either with the rose tones arising as by products of flamingo pinks or the older more conventional orchid rose colored kinds. Very nice.”

(Hoosier Sunrise x (Prairie Sunset x Lancaster)).