Treasure Island

Kleinsorge, R&I 1937
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 36″ ML Y4D

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Yes, it’s here ~ a truly gigantic flower of bright, clear, rich yellow. Tall stems, not a trace of Dykes blood in its parentage, hardiness beyond question. Treasure Island is nearest to ideal of any of the new yellows we have seen, because there is neither the tell-tale purple flecking which eventually crops out in those of the Dykes strain, nor the ofttimes tender constitution accompanying them. Still other fine new golden hued introductions possess a suffusion of olive on the haft, but not so this one. The illustration on the opposite page is an exact reproduction in every detail except size, which is reduced to fit the page.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog of 1939: “40” .  A gigantic new bright rich clear yellow with a deep orange beard, introduced during 1937. Not a trace of any other color shows in this new introduction which is of extreme vigour and hardiness.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “A massive flower of a rich shade of vivid yellow. The pure golden tones are untarnished by any flaw or flecking that appear as a shortcoming in others at times. Tall stems, moderately branched, hardy, it is a highly meritorious variety.”

(Cream sdlg X Jean Cayeux), HM 1939, AM 1945