ALLYSA'S DREAM (Robert Piątek 2017) Poland. TB, 30" (76 cm), M.
Ruffled flowers have snow white standards and style arms. White falls are glazed pink and have a 1 mm yellow edging; dark brick red beards. Pronounced sweet fragrance!
Sdlg. #10-117-A-RP: (Fantasy Dream X Linda’s Child)
COWBOY CAMPFIRE (Steve Kelly 2017) New Mexico. TB, 39”,M. Standards are a light tangerine with yellow style arms. The falls are a dark burgundy on the topside and tangerine on the underside that curl up and outline the edge of the falls. There is a light streak running from the bright orange beards to the end of the petals. The plant multiplies quickly and branched stalks produce 7-8 buds in our desert heat. This Cowboy won Best Seedling in the Mesilla Valley Iris Society show.
Sdlg. #HAD 09-3: (House Afire X Decadence)
DESERT REIGN (Steve Kelly 2017) New Mexico. TB, 32”, EM. The standards and style arms are wisteria blue. The falls are a dark blue-violet that deepen in color toward the edges. The very dark purple beards stand out against the white and purple veining in the wide haft areas. This is a favorite of our garden visitors.
Sdlg. # WPCS 09-6: (World Premiere X Chocolates and Silk)
GRAB A GRAPE (Steve Kelly 2017) New Mexico. TB, 36”,M. The standards are a dark violet with darker veining running through them. Falls are also a dark violet with orange tints on the hafts. The beards are bright orange. Stalks average 7 buds with nice branching and it makes a great clump display that lasts for weeks! Winner of Best Seedling award at the Pecos Valley Iris Society show.
Seedling # PBD 09-2: (Paul Black x Decadence)
INVITATION TO POLAND (Robert Piatek 2017) TB, 36” (91 cm), M. Very ruffled flowers have soft orange standards with a darker blush of salmon up the midribs; orange style arms. The falls are smoky lilac with darker infusions. The upper hafts match the soft orange standards and surround the bright orange beards. Flowers have very pronounced sweet fragrance.
Seedling #10-118-RP: (Naples X Unknown)
JADZIA (Robert Piątek 2017) Poland. TB, 33.5" (85 cm), E-M. Apricot standards are edged light yellow; apricot style arms. Falls have a white background and are covered in salmon-pink veining with pale peach borders; orange beards. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Sdlg.# 10-127-A-RP: (Dorothy Davis X Crazy For You)
JUST BEFORE SUNRISE (Barbara Nicodemus 2017) Missouri. TB, 28"-30" (71-88 cm), E-M-L. Smoky lavender standards are flushed tan to yellow-tan with purple veining; style arms are smoky lavender in center with yellow-tan crests. Falls are velvety royal-purple with lighter edges and sparse markings on both sides of the beards. Yellow beards are brushed sienna-tan and purple at ends. Ruffled flowers on thick, strong stalks with 7-9 buds. A heavy bloomer with a long bloom season exhibited excellent disease-resistant foliage during last spring's pouring rains.
Sdlg. #L15A: (Fabulous One X Badlands).
LONGING FOR THE SPRING (Robert Piątek 2017) Poland. TB, 38.5" (98 cm), EM. Ruffled flowers have bright yellow standards and style arms. Red-violet falls have a lavender blaze at the end of dark yellow beards. There is a yellow splash on both sides of the beards. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Sdlg. #10-142-B-RP: (Uwodziciel X Jazz Band)
MANDARIN SKY (Robert Piątek 2017) Poland. TB, 41" (104 cm), M.
Dark peach-orange standards have salmon bases; orange style arms. Ruffled falls are dark velvety with bright orange beards. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Sdlg. #10-118-I-RP: (Naples X unknown)
SERENE LADY (Don MacKendrick 2017) Colorado .TB, 28"-30", EM-M. Serene indeed! This lovely iris blooms heavily on a vigorous, healthy plant. Essentially a light heliotrope (HCC 636/3) self with with the edges of the style arms and hafts tinted tangerine, giving the heart of the flower a soft inner glow. The standards are upright, the flaring falls delightfully ruffled and set off by tangerine beards. Foliage is purple based. Born and raised in western Colorado where growing conditions range from arctic winters to blazing hot summers.
Sdlg. #06-01: ((Wishful Thinking x Unknown) x Lavender Park) X ((Sdlg. 07-02: (Sdlg. 06-01 x Feature Attraction))
SNOWY JEWEL (Barbara Nicodemus 2017) Missouri. TB, 27.5"-28", EM-M. Very bright snow white self with matching white beards turning yellow deep in the throat. The flowers are gently ruffled and lightly laced on strong, branched stalks with 7 buds. Snowy Jewel is very cold hardy and disease resistant with clean foliage. It is a wonderful garden iris with lots of stalks, it loves to bloom and makes beautiful perennial clumps!
Sdlg. # J32B: (Mother Marshmallow X Smiling Angel)
SOLEMN PAUSE (Gary Biggs 2017) New Mexico. TB, M, 40". Standards are blue-pink; falls are creamy blue pink with gray texture veining and orange beards. Heavily ruffled flowers are displayed on thick, well branched stalks with 7-9 buds. Large, erect, vigorous plants with purple based foliage produce a long bloom season. Very pod fertile and proving to be a good parent.
Seedling #1928-07: (Her Pinkness X Stop Flirting)
UKRAINIAN GRACE (Igor Khorosh 2017) Ukraine. TB, 36" (76 cm), EM. These heavily ruffled flowers have dark pink-violet standards (RHS 77A) and falls; style arms are pink-violet. The dark yellow beards draw attention in contrast to this dark flower. The large beautifully ruffled flowers are stunning and have a slight musky fragrance. Branched stalks average TEN buds. Here's hoping that Ukrainian Grace becomes a pearl in your garden for many years.
Sdlg. #IX-082912: (Stary Dzvonar X Vienna Waltz)