Siva Siva

Gibson, R. 1961 / I. 1962
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
White Ground Red/Pink Stitch
Standard Color:
Gold/Tan
Pattern:
Plicata
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Gibson J

Full Description

TB 36″ M

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1962: “A flamboyant combination of rich gold standards flushed cinnamon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered and etched brilliant red-mahogany-brown. The contrast is more pronounced and vivid than indicated in our picture above. All petals are fluted and rippled and the flaring falls are almost horizontal. Named for a colorful and exciting Samoan dance akin to the hula. The large, long lasting flowers are fragrant with the scent of spice.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1966: “Siva Siva is a fancy patterned plicata quite flamboyant in its combination of bold, cinnamon flushed standards and porcelain white falls, heavily bordered and edged a deep red-mahogany maroon. All petals are fluted and rippled and the flaring falls are almost horizontal. The flowers have the fragrance of spice.”

(My Honeycomb X sdlg 33-4),
HM 1963.