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.”
Milliken Catalog1948 : A bright fuchsia-toned flower, firmly built and flaring, which spreads seven inches or more. Th e texture and lustre is like that of closely woven fine-thread nylon. The petals are serrated and are flexed enough so that portions of them are always high-lighted. The flexing in the standards makes it possible to look into the flower at the beautiful broad styles. These
are chartreuse with a fuchsia ridge down the middle. Very fragrant. Early. Th e plants are vigorous. 3 feet. $5.00
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.