ADDISON’S HALO (Barbara Nicodemus 2016) Missouri. TB, EM-M, 30”. An iris so special it is named for a very precious deceased child. The standards are creamy light yellow; style arms and stigmatic lips are white with medium yellow crests and feathered edges. Falls are white with cream-yellow edges and medium yellow shoulders; medium yellow beards have white tips. The flowers are covered in heavy lace and are displayed on strong stalks with 3-4 Branches and 9-10 buds. Clean, green foliage in clumps remained so during record breaking summer rains. Simply gorgeous!
Seedling #MN814-101: Passion for Lace X Guilt Free Sample
ALMOST MIDNIGHT (Steve Kelly 2016) New Mexico. TB, ML, 36”. Steve is a very talented iris hybridizer and he is an equally talented selector. If you like the dark irises, this one is for you!!! The standards are full plum purple with matching style arms. However, the back sides of the style arms are yellow which add an interest to the inside of the flower. The broad falls are a darker, plush purple--almost black--with a satin finish. The bright orange-red beards draw attention in contrast to this very dark flower. Branched stalks average 7 buds.
Seedling # CRD 09-2: Crete x Decadence
CITRUS SQUEEZE (Steve Kelly 2016) New Mexico. TB, M, 36”. Named as such because there are varying shades of yellows and oranges reminding one of a luscious blend of citrus juices. The standards are a bright yellowish-orange with heavy mango-
colored veining . The falls are a lighter yellow with white radiating from underneath the bright yellow-orange beards to about midway down the falls. Very wide petals with smooth texture and excellent substance can take the New Mexico sun! Strong stalks with 6-7 buds. Nice!
Seedling # HAD 09-2: House Afire x Decadence
FLIRTATIOUS GAL (Barbara Nicodemus 2016) Missouri. TB, EML, 35-36”. Golden peach standards gradually lighten to peach around mid to lower midribs. Peach style arms have peach crests and white stigmatic lips. The falls are almost solidly overlaid white with peach edging; there are deeper peach areas on outer shoulders. The crisp white beards are tipped white at ends, yellow in midsection and orange in the throat. There is nothing subtle about this lovely lady. Her complexion is flawless, her makeup is stunning and she will sweep you off your feet! Strong, well branched stalks with 10 buds.
Seedling #NS5A: Fogbound X Barbara My Love
LOTTA LACE (Steve Kelly 2016) New Mexico. TB, ML, 40”. This one is unique. It hasto be seen in person as every photograph of it appears different. The lilac standards have heavy, tight lace all around the petal edges. The falls are lilac underneath the beards and around the edges but darken considerably across the inside of the petals. Dark purple veining runs through the falls especially in the haft areas. The well held falls match the standards in continuation of abundant lacing of the petals. A bright orange beard sets it all off! The large, beautifully ruffled flowers are stunning! Well branched stalks with up to 8 buds!
Seedling # HGLS 09-17: Heart of Glass x Louisa’s Song
MARK’S WINGS (Barbara Nicodemus 2016) Missouri. TB, M-L, 35-36”. Barbara has introduced several white irises--all top quality--and this one is the very best yet with faultless, magnificent flower form! Standards are cool white becoming pale blue at petal bases in the throat area; style arms same with pale blue tinting. The wide, flaring, dancing falls are cool white with matching beards that are sprinkled with gold on a few hair tips. Robust plants, strong stalks with superb branching and 7-8 buds.
Seedling #MN812A: Wintry Sky X Rippling River
SULTRY ATTIRE (Barbara Nicodemus 2016) Missouri. TB, 27.5”-29”, EM-M. This flower is sultry, darker than the photo indicates and the satin petal finish refuses to be accurately illustrated in a photograph. The standards are deep rose-orchid. They are heavily veined and infused violet with petals edged and feathered in bright tan-cinnamon. The style arms match the standards perfectly with crests edged in bright, coppery cinnamon-brown. The plush falls are deep burgundy-brown, with subtle white veining around both sides of burnt sienna-brass beards. The falls are fluted and well held with a light dusting of cinnamon powder. Rich! Branched stalks with 7 buds.
Seedling #J19A: (Wishful Thinking x Tempting Fate) X J21A: (Ozark Rebounder x Starring)
UKRAINIAN SONG (Igor Khorosh 2016) Ukraine. TB, 37”, M. This beautiful pastel flower is the embodiment of tenderness and purity. Its neat shape, fine colors and gentle features all create its distinctive charm and appeal. The falls are slightly larger than the standards with tips of petals clear yellow. Gently ruffled flowers have orange beards with pronounced spicy fragrance. Wide branching and bud count courtesy of it’s famous father (and the late Vern Wood’s breeding program).
Seedling # IX-082002 (Set to Music X Vision in Pink)
WINGS TO FLY (Marvin Davis 2016) Indiana. TB, 36”, ML. Think voluptuous when viewing ‘Wings to Fly’ for the very first time. The wide (4 inch) falls with overlapping hafts and the wonderful, ultra-heavy ruffling enhance an already smooth and hard to describe shade of medium violet. The additional attributes of plant vigor, 7 buds and fine branching serve to make this beauty an unmistakable standout in the garden. The waxy texture of the falls should be touched to verify-- it is not imagined! The amazingly wide flower parts, strong plant habits and sparkling clean color make this fine creation another complete package from Marvin. Worthy of it’s excellent pedigree!
Seedling #K1-78-ZA:((Edge of Winter x Silver Years) x Silverado) X Gyro
YOU REMEMBER THIS (Robert Piatek 2016) Poland. TB, 37”, M. Dark lavender standards have darker veining and much darker bases; lavender style arms. White falls have a delicate lavender rim and darker bases with a dark line extending from center of petals down about 3⁄4 of petal length. Beards are yellow and lavender at end. Very ruffled flowers with slightly open vase-shaped standards; pronounced sweet fragrance.
Seedling #10-130-A-RP. (Island Surf X Fogbound)