Rosy Wings

L. Merton Gage, R. 1934 / I. 1935
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Mauve/Rose
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Gold/Tan
Hybridizer:
Gage
Rarity:
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 40″ M S6M

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Among the two or three top-most introductions seen for the first time last year. A blend of rose and copper, with excellent form, flaring falls, large size, 40-inch stems. One of the few new colors developed in iris in recent years. Very few rhizomes for sale.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “Fragrant. Awarded the Dykes Memorial Medal for 1939, as the finest Iris of the year. A new light brown effect, being an unusual blending of brown, red and pink, with a conspicuous orange beard. Stock scarce.”

From National Iris Garden catalog for 1942: “Rose red. Many stalks to a clump. Closed standards of bronze, washed rose; down-falling falls of medium rose-red, edged bronze-brown, and with veining on gold ground at haft; conspicuous bright orange beard. Slightly fragrant, large flowers on extra good stalks.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “A delightful fantasy of colors, rosy red vying with crimson brown with a pleasing iridescence. An extremely floriferous and rapid propagating plant. An intriguing iris.”

(Dauntless X mixed pollen), HM 1934, AM 1936, Dykes Medal 1939.