Zaharoon

K. Dykes, 1927
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Fawn/Bronze
Standard Color:
Fawn/Bronze
Pattern:
Blend
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Dykes K
Rarity:
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB M S4L

From National iris Gardens catalog for 1933: “Beautiful blending of amber, buff, yellow, violet, and rose.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “Zaharcon [sic] An unusual blend of soft amber, buff, yellow; fawn and pale violet with a strong suff(u)sion of rose. Strong and vigorous grower.”

Silver Gilt Medal IS(E) 1927.

Note: Variation in the bloom on the two photos of Zaharoon below. Both from same stock. East Coast bloom (LM – Presby) has uneven color, blotches and ‘wrinkly’ petals while the West Coast bloom (MU) is smooth in color and┬ápetals, with great form, showing no blotchiness or wrinkles. A much lovelier flower. Zaharoon did not like the East Coast where it languished and died about two years later.