TB 36″ EM B3D
From J.C. Nicholls catalog for 1928: “S. Bradley’s violet. F. brilliant velvety blackish purple. A large rich black violet bicolor. Well branched, strong and free blooming. Habit and style excellent. One of the finest and most sought after Irises yet produced, only three others holding a higher rating.”
From Pudor’s Puget Sound catalog 1929: “A tall, early and very distinct variety, a deep purple bicolor of an unusual velvety appearance, the fine shape and finish of the flower give great distinction to the plant. Height 3 feet.”
From Cornell Extension Bulletin 1925: “S. Bradley’s violet. F. brilliant velvety blackish purple veined on bronzed outer haft; the bluish beard is yellow tipped. The growth is rampant. It is a striking and remarkably early sort. Rating 93.”
Note: Souv. stands for souvenir (i.e. in memory of), a popular way of memorializing friends for the Cayeux family.