Tournament Queen

Carl S. Milliken R&I 1945
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1940-1949
Fall Color:
Mauve/Rose
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Blend
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Milliken
Rarity:
GG eligible - endangered
PBF:
Unknown

Full Description

TB. Early bloom. Color Class B7M, ‘Betsy Ross’ X (Mount Cloud’ x ‘Cheerio’).

From Walter Marx Iris Garden Catalog 1956 “Year after year Tournamen tQueen continues to be a top favorite in many gardens. An enchanting shade of fuchsia, with falls slightly darker than the standards. The blossoms are crisp looking almost as though they were the work of a master glass blower. Perfectly hardy everywhere and becoming increasingly popular 3 feet.”

Note from Webmaster LM: This iris can have variable coloring based upon weather or growing conditions. Note both photos are from Presby Iris Gardens, different years. 2003 must have been a cooler year than 2008 as the colors are more intense. Still a beauty either way.