William A. Setchell

Brehm, R&I 1938
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Purple
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Brehm
Rarity:
Common Garden Variety

Full Description

TB 36″ M B1D

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1947: “One of the giant iris blooms. Simply gargantuan violet self. Surprisingly good substance for such a mammoth flower. Heavy branched stems.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “Gigantic blooms of almost a bi-color, in tones of violet. About the largest in the iris family.”

From Lyon’s Irisland catalog for 1949: “Quite huge are these blooms with steel blue standards and violet-blue falls.”

(Dolly Madison X Purissima?).

Note: Bloom CC correction in 1949 CL.