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Historic Iris 1980 or Before
The technical definition of an Historic Iris is 30 years or older.

Before the first of the year, this page will be updated to include iris in the garden that
were introduced on or before 1986.


Alcazar - TB Historic Bi-Color Iris - Vilmorin 1910 Alcazar - TB Historic Bi-Color Iris - Vilmorin 1910 Not Available 2016 ALCAZAR
 
Vilmorin 1910
TB - Bi-Color - Historic - Late Season, Exceptionally Tall
  Standards light mauve or hortense violet, shaded deeper in recesses of creped portions; falls velvety pansy violet, bronzed and veined on wide outer haft and becoming olive-yellow along the dense, showy beard; fragrant
None given by American Iris Society 
Angel Symphony -  TB Iris - Meek 1979 Angel Symphony TB Iris - Meek 1979 SOLD OUT ANGEL SYMPHONY
 
Meek 1979
TB - Early-Midseason, 34"
White self, heavy texture veining with hint of green; orange beard tipped white
Winter Olympics X Murmuring Morn
Babbling Brook TB Iris - Dykes Medal - Reblooms - Keppel 1966 Babbling Brook - TB Reblooming Iris - Keppel 1966 SOLD OUT BABBLING BROOK
 
Keppel 1966
HM 67, AM 69
Dykes Medal 1972
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 38"
Light blue self
Galilee X  Symphony
Baby Blessed SDB - Zurbrigg 1979 - Dykes Medalist Baby Blessed SDB - Zurbrigg 1979 - Dykes Medalist SOLD OUT BABY BLESSED
 
Zurbrigg 1979
HM 81, AM 86
Canadian Dykes Medal 1989
SDB - Reblooms - Early Season, 10"
Light yellow w/small white spot on F B-cream
Baby Snowflake X Twice Blessed
  Bacchus - TB Iris - Craig 1960 SOLD OUT BACCHUS

L. Craig 1960 
TB - Early Midseason through Lateseason, 36"
Standards liberia; falls rose-ebony, brown hafts, violet blaze
((China Maid x Tiffany) x Rosired)) X Firebright x sib
Bay Rum - TB Iris - Brown 1977 Bay Rum - TB Iris - Brown 1977 Not Available 2016 BAY RUM
 
Brown 1977
TB - Midseason, 37"
Standards brown; falls dark red-violet with brown overlay on shoulders; bronze beard; fluted
Cambodia X 72-17A: ((Mademoiselle x Merry Lynn) X (Commentary x Caro Nome))
Belvi Queen - TB Reblooming Iris - Jensen 1976 Belvi Queen - TB Reblooming Iris - Jensen 1976 Not Available 2016 BELVI QUEEN
 
Jensen 1976
TB - Reblooms - Plicata - Historic - Early Season, 43"
Standards cinnamon, edged darker; falls white with yellow inlay, maroon edge; beards gold
Summer Fantasy X Villa Gold
Beverly Sills - TB Reblooming Iris - Dykes Medalist - Hager 1979 Beverly Sills - TB Historic Iris - Reblooms - Hager 1979 SOLD OUT BEVERLY SILLS
 
Hager 1979
HM 81, AM 83
Dykes Medal 1985
 TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 36"      
 Laced coral pink self; beards tangerine
Pink Pirouette X Vanity
Beyond -  Tall Bearded Iris - Historic - Gibson 1978 Beyond -  Tall Bearded Iris - Historic - Gibson 1978 SOLD OUT BEYOND
 
Gibson 1978
TB - Early Season, 36"
Standards deep apricot-brown; falls white ground, stitched deep apricot-brown on outer rim; chocolate brown thumbprints; orange beard; ruffled and fluted
47-0B: (sib to Anon) X Anon
Bit of  Chocolate SDB Iris - Plough 1980 Bit of  Chocolate SDB Iris - Plough 1980 SOLD OUT BIT OF CHOCOLATE
 
Plough 1980
HM 82
IB - Reblooms - Late Season, 16"
Rich golden brown self; orange beard tipped blue
(Posy Parade x Gingerbread Man) X Gingerbread Man
Blue Shimmer - TB Historic Plicata Iris - Sass 1941 Blue Shimmer - TB Historic Plicata Iris - Sass 1941 SOLD OUT BLUE SHIMMER

Sass 1941
HM 42, AM 44
TB - Historic - Plicata - Lateseason
Large clean sparkling white, stippled and peppered all over with bluish-violet
SassHP No.65-35 X (Blue Monarch X…)
Brimston TB Iris - Reblooms - Tompkins 1971 Brimston TB Iris - Reblooms - Tompkins 1971 SOLD OUT BRIMSTONE
 
Tompkins 1971
HM 74
TB - Reblooms - Early-Late Season, 38"
Heavily ruffled red self
Bermuda High X Gypsy Jewels
Brown Lasso -  Historic - Border Bearded Iris - Brown 1975 Brown Lasso BB Iris - Brown 1975 - Dyke Medal Not Available 2016 BROWN LASSO
 
Brown 1975
HM 76, AM 78
Dykes Medal 1981
BB - Early through Midseason, 22"
Standards deep butterscotch; falls light violet with medium brown edge; beards yellow 
Punchline X (Wild Mustang x Milestone)
Burnt Toffee - TB Iris -  Schreiner 1977 Burnt Toffee - TB Iris - Schreiner 1977 SOLD OUT BURNT TOFFEE
 
Schreiner 1977
HM 79
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 37"
Standards light chocolate, flushed blue-lavender to center along midrib; falls richer chocolate with darker chocolate hafts, blue blaze in center; dull gold to blue beard
Unknown Parentage
  Butterscotch Bronze - TB Iris - Schreiner 1976 Not Available 2016 BUTTERSCOTCH BRONZE
 
Schreiner 1976
HM 78
TB - Lateseason, 38"
Ruffled light golden to rich bronze self; yellow-bronze beard
Spring Waltz X A567-2: (Golden Tan x Olympic Torch)
Came with Wabash - TB Historic Iris - Unknown Came With Wabash - NOID - Historic Unknown SOLD OUT CAME WITH WABASH
NOID

Unknown
 
TB - Historic - Early Season, Tall
Not AIS Registered
Historic red-violet bi-tone of Unknown Origin
Unknown
Can Can Red - TB Plicata Iris - Gibson 1979 Can Can Red - TB Plicata Iris - Gibson 1979 SOLD OUT CAN CAN RED
 
Gibson 1979
TB - Plicata - Midseason, 38"
Standards red-purple; falls white ground, stitched red-purple; beards yellow
Plum Gleam X (102-6E PCh x Wild Ginger)
Unknown Iris - Germanica Type Cat Whiskers - Unknown - not AIS registered SOLD OUT CAT WHISKERS
 NOID

Unknown
 
TB - Historic - Purple Bi-Tone
Not AIS Registered
'Cat Whiskers' is my  name for this iris.

Purple standards, deeper purple falls with marking resembling "Cat Whiskers." Beards are light yellow. This iris bloomed in May-June last year (2011), zone 5-6. It lasts a long time in the garden. I keep a hillside of this iris because it's just special.
Unknown

Chatterbox - IB - Schreiner 1978 Chatterbox IB Iris -  Plicata - Schreiner 1978  SOLD OUT CHATTERBOX
 
Schreiner 1978
HM80
IB - Early, 18"
White ground plicata, lightly marked rose; yellow-gold beard
Unknown Parentage
Cherry Garden - SDB - Jones 1966 - Historic Cherry Garden - SDB - Jones 1966 - Historic SOLD OUT CHERRY GARDEN
 
Jones 1966
High Commendation 1966
HM 68, AM 70
Cook-Douglas Medal 1972
SDB - Midseason, 15"
Pansy purple self
Captain Gallant x Pumila
Cherry Smoke - TB Iris - Meek 1978 Cherry Smoke TB Iris - Meek 1978 SOLD OUT CHERRY SMOKE
 
Meek 1978
HM 80, AM 84
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 34"
Standards deep red-black; falls same, beards bronze tipped violet
Montego Bay X Dark Valley
Chimera - IB Iris - Zurbrigg 1961 Chimera - IB Iris - Zurbrigg 1961 SOLD OUT
CHIMERA
 
Zurbrigg 1961
IB - Early Season, 18"
Standards near white; falls upper half maroon, lower ivory-chartreuse blended
Sand-olive dwarf X Sib to Step-Up
Circus Stripes - TB Iris - Plough 1976 Circus Stripes - TB Iris - Plough 1976 SOLD OUT CIRCUS STRIPES
 
Plough 1976
HM 08
TB - Plicata - Midseason, 30"
Standards white with violet veined edges; falls white veining of violet; beards white to yellow
Winner's Circle X 66-73-19, sib
Columbine -  TB Historic Iris - Murrel 1930 Columbine -  TB Historic Iris - Murrel 1930 $SOLD OUT COLUMBINE
 
Murrel 1930
TB - Historic - Early Season
White self; falls have narrow, pointed form; beards white, yellow toward throat
Aphrodite x Yellow Noon
Cranberry Ice - Schreiner Cranberry Ice TB Iris - Schreiner SOLD OUT CRANBERRY ICE
 
Schreiner 1976
HM 77, AM 79
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 36"
Rich cranberry violet with pearl shine self; ruffled
(Dream Time x (Amethyst Flame x Silvertone)) X (Gracie Pfost x T 889-A)
Desert Echo - TB Plicata Reblooming Iris - Meek 1980 Desert Echo - TB Iris - Reblooms - Meek 1980 SOLD OUT DESERT ECHO
 
Meek 1980
HM 82
TB - Plicata - Reblooms - Mid to Lateseason, 35"
Standards deep yellow; falls green ground, plicata markings radiating from beards; beards orange-violet; ruffled
Mohr Pretender X Cool Oasis
Dixie Desert - TB Iris - Meek 1978 Dixie Desert - TB Iris - Meek 1978 SOLD OUT DIXIE DESERT
 
Meek 1978
TB - Early to Midseason, 36"
Standards creamy white; falls cream with light cinnamon dottings at hafts, ruffled; bronze-yellow beard
Note: Standards in these pictures are consistent with photo in AIS Encyclopedia
Radiant Apogee X D185-21-8: (Erika x Citrus Mist)
Dotted Swiss - TB Historic Iris - Sass 1956 Dotted Swiss TB Iris SOLD OUT DOTTED SWISS
 
Sass 1956
HM 56, AM 58
 TB - Historic - Plicata - Early midseason
Very fine older white ground plicata with blue edges
 Four generations of blue and white plicata breeding X 5 generations of (Quivera x Wambliska) with yellow plicata
Drady - Unknown Historic Iris Drady - Historic Iris Not Available 2016 DRADY
 
Unknown
Historic - 24"
Black and white with miniature flowers; In circulation prior to 1960
Unknown
Dundee - TB Plicata Iris - Schreiner 1970 Dundee - TB Plicata Iris - Schreiner 1970 SOLD OUT DUNDEE
 
Schreiner 1970
HM 72
TB - Plicata - Midseason, 35"
Standards silvery white with med blue plicata marks; falls white, dotted medium blue; beards white-blue
Sib to Merry Ripple X ((Caroline Jane x Flying Saucer) x Belle Meade)
Earl of Essex - TB Reblooming Iris - Zubrigg 1980 Earl of Essex TB Iris SOLD OUT EARL OF ESSEX
 
Zubrigg 1980
HM 83
TB - Reblooms - Early Season, 35"
Standards white, orchid-violet strippling; falls orchid-violet border; beards orange-violet
Involved Parentage
Elsa Sass - Historic Iris - Sass 1939 Elsa Sass - Historic Iris - Sass 1939 SOLD OUT ELSA SASS
 
Sass 1939
Historic
Light yellow self
Tiffany X Orlaff
Extravagant - TB Iris - Hamblen 1983 Extravagant - TB Iris - Hamblen 1983 SOLD OUT EXOTIC STAR
 
Plough 1975
TB - Mid- to Lateseason, 36"
Standards violet with white center infusion; falls same with white ray pattern under beard and extending down 1-1/4" below beard; beards light orange tipped light mauve.
Winner's CircleX 66-73-19: sib.
Eyebright - SDB Iris - Taylor 1979 Eyebright - SDB Iris - Taylor 1979 SOLD OUT EYEBRIGHT
 
Taylor 1979
SDB - Midseason, 12"
Bright yellow with brown lines on falls
K.10/3: ((Green Spot x sdlg.) x (Garnet Lass x sdlg.)) X Flame Spot sdlg
Fast Track - TB Iris - Plough 1963 Fast Track - TB Iris - Plough 1963 Not Available 2016 FAST TRACT

Plough 1963
TB - Midseason - 31"
Standards yellow-tan; falls same with a heavy overlay of red-garnet brown; yellow border; orange beard
 (Hindu Wand X Wenatchee Kid)
Faustine - Historic Iris - Lemon 1859 Faustine - Historic Iris - Lemon 1859  
SOLD OUT
FAUSTINE
 
Lemon 1859
Historic
Light blue bitone
Firewater - TB Iris - Keppel 1977 Firewater - TB Iris - Keppel 1977 SOLD OUT FIREWATER
 
Keppel 1977
HM 78
TB - Midseason - 32"
Medium gentian blue self; beards flame to orange
Involved Parentage
Florentina - Historic Iris - Unknown lineage Florentina - Historic Iris - Unknown lineage SOLD OUT FLORENTINA
 
Unknown
Dates to 1500s
White Self
Aphylla x Pallida
Gallant Moment - TB Iris - Schreiner 1980 Gallant Moment - TB Iris - Schreiner 1980 SOLD OUT GALLANT MOMENT
 
Schreiner 1980
HM 82
TB - Early through Midseason, 40"
Standards red with brown influence; f alls velvety red, hints of brown; beards golden yellow
Involved Parentage
Gay Geisha - TB Iris - M. Olson 1964 Gay Geisha - TB Iris - M. Olson 1964 SOLD OUT GAY GEISHA
 
M. Olson 1964
TB - Midseason - 32"
Standards shell-pink; falls imperial purple, edged shell-pink
(D. Hall. 52-12 x 52-07) X Color Carnival
Gay Parasol - TB Iris - Schreiner 1974 Gay Parasol TB Iris - Schreiner 1974 SOLD OUT GAY PARASOL
 
Schreiner 1974
HM 75, AM 77
TB - Midseason - 35"
Standards light lavender, near white; falls rose-violet; beards lavender-white
Davis Melodrama sdlg. X Margarita
Gay Paree - TB Iris - Plough 1954 Gay Paree - TB Iris - Plough 1954 Not Available 2016 GAY PAREE

Plough 1954
TB - Early to Midseason - 38"
 Standards blue-white rapidly turning pure white; chartreuse influence in upper half of falls, metalic lustre; red-tangerine beard
(Hall pink seedling x The Capitol) X (Loomis pink seedling x Golden Eagle)
    Not Available 2016 GENTLE GRACE
 
Boushay 1979
SDB - Early through Midseason - 11.5"
White with clear wisteria blue spot on falls; white beard, yellow in throat
Gentle Smile X Indian Jewel
Gentle Rain - TB Iris - Keppel 1977 Gentle Rain - TB Iris - Keppel 1977 SOLD OUT GENTLE RAIN
 
Keppel 1977
TB - Early through Midseason - 36"
Standards white ground with all over marking of violine violet; falls white, 3/8" edging of violine; blue-white beard, yellow in throat
(Vaudeville x Radiant Apogee) X Charmed Circle
Going My Way - TB Iris - Gibson 1972 Going My Way - TB Iris - Gibson 1972 SOLD OUT GOING MY WAY
 
Gibson 1972
HM 73, AM 75
TB - Midseason - 37"
Standards white with purple rim; falls same; beards half orange, half blue
Border Happy X Stepping Out
Gracchus -  TB Historic Iris - Ware 1884 Gracchus -  TB Historic Iris - Ware 1884 Not Available 2016 GRACCHUS
 
Ware 1884
TB - Midseason - 21"
Arched standards cleanly finished in medium yellow; flared white falls are heavily overlaid with deep violet veinations
Referred to as Tall Bearded, but really isn't tall - more like an MTB or IB. Not listed in AIS Registry. This species is actually Iris I. variegata and is rather short. The spathes are very typical for I. variegata.
Unknown - Very Old
Green Eyes MDB Iris - Grapes 1956 Historic Green Eyes MDB Iris - Grapes 1956 Historic SOLD OUT GREEN EYES
 
Grapes 1956
MDB - Early Season - 6"
Greenish ivory self; golden-olive areas around white beards.
Parentage Unknown
Helen Collingwood - Historic Iris - Smith 1949 Helen Collingwood - TB Historic Iris - Smith 1949 SOLD OUT HELEN COLLINGWOOD
 
Smith 1949
TB - Historic - Bi-Color - Mid Lateseason
 Very pale blue; falls deep blue purple
Extravaganza X Louise Blake
Illini Repeater - TB Reblooming Iris - Varner 1972 Illini Repeater - TB Reblooming Iris - Historic Plicata - Varner 1972 SOLD OUT ILLINI REPEATER
 
Varner 1972
HM 76
TB - Reblooms - Plicata - Early Midseason - 34"
Standards plum red plicata markings on cream ground; falls cream ground with plum red plicata edge and slight center line of plum red
Full Circle X Memphis Lass
  Impersonator TB Iris - Novelty Flat Form - Babson 1975 SOLD OUT IMPERSONATOR
 
Babson 1975
HM 77
TB - Novelty Flat Form - Midseason - 38"
Falls blue violet, lighter area in center; beards white
Tambourine x Shipshape
Indian Chief - Historic Iris - Ayers 1929 Indian Chief - Historic Iris - Ayers 1929 SOLD OUT INDIAN CHIEF
 
Ayers 1929
TB - Historic - Early Season
Description from Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1937: "...while classed as one of our superior reds, it carries a bronzy overcast, being regarded by some as a red blend. At any rate, 'Indian Chief' is one of the most popular of the newer things, and a credit to Dr. Ayres, its introducer. The velvety falls are deep blood-red, blended with bronze, and the standards are considerably lighter in tone. A large flower, quite tall, and very well branched."
Cardinal x . . .
  Inferno - TB Iris Reblooms - Schreiner 1975 SOLD OUT INFERNO
 
Schreiner 1975
HM 76
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 40"
Rich ruby with sheen of plum wine shadings; beards subdued orange-brown
(Ruby Mine x Gypsy Jewels) X War Lord
Interpol - TB Iris - Plough 1973 Interpol - TB Iris - Plough 1973 SOLD OUT INTERPOL
 
Plough 1973
HM 74
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 36"
Very dark smooth purple-black, lustrous sheen; fluted black from purple side; beards near brown, tipped mustard
((Study in Black sib x Black Swan) X Charcoal sib)
Jet Fire - TB Iris - Tompkins 1964 Jet Fire - TB Iris - Tompkins 1964 SOLD OUT JET FIRE
 
Tompkins 1964
HM 65
TB - Plicata - Mid to  Very Lateseason, 44"
Standards wine red, interior white; falls white, edged wine-red; beards bronze
(Starkist x Tropicana) X Rimfire
  Jolie - TB Iris - Schreiner 1967 SOLD OUT JOLIE
 
Schreiner 1967
HM 68
TB - Plicata - Very Early to Early Season, 32"
Sharp white background with distinct plicata markings
Kimberly X Rococo
Joseph's Coat - MTB Iris - Broken Color Diploid - Historic - Katkamier 1929-30 Joseph's Coat - Doploid - Broken Color - Katkamier 1929 or 1930  
SOLD OUT
JOSEPH'S COAT
 
Katkamier 1929 or 1930
MTB (originally registered TB) - Diploid - Broken Color - Midseason, 21"
Standards irregular mix of white and yellow, falls white stripes on purple and red; beards yellow
Bud sport of 'Honorabile' and no two flowers are ever identical even on the same plant. Synonym Kaleidoscope according to the 1939 checklist.
Kaleidoscope - MTB Iris - Katkamier 1929-30 Kaleidoscope - MTB Iris - Katkamier 1929-30 SOLD OUT KALEIDOSCOPE
 
Katkamier 1929 or 1930
MTB (originally registered TB) - Diploid - Broken Color - Midseason, 21"
Standards irregular mix of white and yellow, falls white stripes on purple and red; beards yellow
Bud sport of 'Honorabile' and no two flowers are ever identical even on the same plant. Synonym Joseph's  Coat according to the 1939 checklist.
Karachi - TB Iris - Schreiner 1957 Karachi - TB Iris - Schreiner 1957 SOLD OUT KARACHI
 
Schreiner 1957
HM 58
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 35"
Standards red-purple plicata; falls red-purple with bold splash of white center.
Port Wine X Bazaar
    SOLD OUT KENTUCKY DERBY
 
Mohr 1976
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 35"
Standards yellow; falls same, pale yellow toward center; beards yellow
New Moon X Beaux Arts
Kilt Lilt - TB Iris - Gibson 1970 Kilt Lilt TB Iris - Gibson - Dykes Medal Not Available 2016 KILT LILT
 
Gibson 1970
HM 71, AM 73
Dykes Medal 1976
TB -  Early through Midseason, 40"
Standards blend of gold and brown; falls brown-maroon on white ground; ruffled and laced
1-2 PLD X Golden Filigree
Laced Cotton - TB Iris - Schreiner 1980  Laced Cotton - TB Iris - Schreiner 1980 Not Available 2016 LACED COTTON
 
Schreiner 1980
HM 82, AM 84
TB - Mid through Lateseason, 34"
Pure white self; beards lemon to near white
(Crinkled Joy x B 696-AA) X Grand Waltz
Lady in Red -  SDB Iris - Historic - Willott 1973 Lady in Red -  SDB Iris - Historic - Willott 1973 SOLD OUT LADY IN RED
 
Willott 1973
HM 76
SDB - Midseason, 12"
Standards red; falls red with brighter red overlay; beards gold with violet tip
 (Eye Shadow x Lemon Spot) X Laced Lemonade
Laurel Park - TB Iris - Gaultner 1977 Laurel Park TB Iris - Gaultner Not Available 2016 LAUREL PARK
 
Gaultner 1977
TB - Midseason, 38"
Lightly ruffled blend of pink, peach and orange; tangerine beard
Holiday House X Flamingo Fling
Lemon Yellow - Not AIS Registered - Old Fasioned Iris - IB Lemon Yellow Old-Fashioned IB Iris - Not AIS Registered SOLD OUT LEMON YELLOW
 NOID

Unknown
IB - Reblooms - Early through Lateseason
Not AIS Registered

Yellow-whiteish self, falls slightly darker and shade deepest toward the throat; sunny yellow beards. Classic shape.
Unknown Parentage
  Lighted Within - TB Iris - Historic Iris - Blodgett 1980 SOLD OUT LIGHTED WITHIN

Blodgett 1980
HM 82
TB - Mid Lateseason, 32"
Standards cream; falls buttercup yellow; beards tangerine orange
221 X 330
Margarita - TB Iris - Schreiner 1968 Margarita - TB Historic Iris - Schreiner 1968 SOLD OUT MARGARITA
 
Schreiner 1968
HM 69, AM 74
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 37"
Standards pure cool white; falls rich blue-violet-purple, velvety; beards white
Involved Parentage
Mary Frances - Historic - TB Reblooming Iris - Gaultner 1973 Mary Frances - TB Iris - Historic - Reblooms - Gaultner 1973 SOLD OUT MARY FRANCES
 
Gaultner 1973
HM 74, AM 76
Dykes Medal 1979
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 38"
Light blue-orchid with white on F B-white tipped yellow
Town and Country X (Marie Phillips x Sterling Silver - F2)
Maumelle TB Iris - Butler 1976 Maumelle - TB Iris - Butler 1976 SOLD OUT MAUMELLE
 
Butler 1976
TB - Early Season, 38"
Violet self; violet beard
Indiglow X Emma Cook
Moonlit Sea - TB Historia Luminata Iris - Sass 1942 Moonlit Sea - TB Historia Luminata Iris - Sass 1942 SOLD OUT MOONLIT SEA
 
Sass 1942
HM 43
TB - Historic - Luminata - Midseason, 35"
One of the first luminata color patterns.
Standards white, heavily flushed lavender violet, falls white, very heavily flushed purple on lower edge; Empier yellow hafts. The flower as a whole appears to be blue.
Parentage Lost
  Navaho - Intermediate Bearded Iris - Historic - Farr 1913  
SOLD OUT
  NAVAHO
 
Farr 1913
IB - Mid to Lateseason
Medium Yellow blend
None Given
Neglecta - TB Iris - Historic - Horn 1813 Neglecta - TB Historic Iris - Bi-Tone - Horn 1813 SOLD OUT NEGLECTA
 
Horn 1813
TB - Bi-Tone - Early to Midseason
Light blue bitone
None Given
New Moon - TB Historic Iris - Sexton 1968 New Moon - TB Historic Iris - Sexton 1968 SOLD OUT NEW MOON

Sexton 1968
HM 69, AM 71
Dykes Medal 1973
TB - Historic -  36"
Lemon yellow self; lemon beard
Moon River X New Frontier
Oklahoma Bandit - IB Iris - Nichold 1980 Oklahoma Bandit - IB Iris - Nichold 1980 SOLD OUT OKLAHOMA BANDIT
 
Nichols 1980
HM 82, AM 84
Sass Medal 88
IB - Mid through Lateseason, 22"
S-bright tawny gold,claret base F-same,washed claret B-orange-bronze
Raspberry Ripples X Cherry Garden
Oyez - Arilbred Iris - White 1938 Oyez - Arilbred Iris - White 1938 Not Available 2016 OYEZ
 
White 1938
AB - Midseason
White, veined red
(Polyhymnia X Jubilee)
Pantomime - TB Iris - Babson 1970 Pantomime - TB Iris - Babson 1970 SOLD OUT PANTOMIME
 
Babson 1970
HM73
TB - Midseason, 40"
Standards pearl; falls pearl with faint greenish tinge, yellow edging on hafts
Involved Parentage
Peach Spot - TB Historic Iris - Reblooms - Shoop 1973 Peach Spot - TB Reblooming Iris - Shoop 1973 SOLD OUT PEACH SPOT
 
Shoop 1973
HM 74
TB -Reblooms - Midseason, 36"
Standards white; falls white with large med peach spot; beards tangerine
Snow Peach X sib
Pinacle TB Historic Iris - Stevens 1945 Pinacle TB Iris - Historic - Stevens 1945 Not Available 2016 PINACLE
 
Stevens 1945
HM 49, AM 51
TB - Historic - Midseason, 35"
From the Stevens Bros. catalog for 1952-53: "Many years ago we set out to raise an iris with standards of purest white and falls of gold, being moved thereto by our pleasure in this fresh and lovely combination. Little by little as the years went by we have seen these colours developing amoungst our seedings until in November of 1944, there unfolded this flower, which by reason of its snow white standards rising from the primrose falls we have named 'Pinnacle'. It is not the white and gold of our original ambition - which we have called 'Summit' - and is a very different combination. 'Pinnacle' is large and beautifully formed and with excellent substance, and the plant has ideal growth habit. fresh, cool, flawless in its purity of colouring and absolutely unique, this iris has won the awards of the American Iris Society of the Honorable Mention in 1949, and then the Award of Merit in 1951, with a record number of the judges' votes, and has become world famous."
(Magnolia)x((Gudrun)x(lady Morvth x Rangatirs))
    SOLD OUT PINK CONFETTI
 
Gibson 1976
HM 78
TB - Plicata - Midseason, 38"
Cream plicata marked magenta rose-pink; beards white-magenta-orange
Frosty Kiss sib X 3-7A
Pink N Mint - TB Iris - Schreiner 1979 Pink N Mint - TB Iris - Schreiner 1979 Not Available 2016 PINK N MINT
 

Schreiner 1979
HM 82
TB - Mid Lateseason, 36"
Standards light shrimp to salmon-pink; falls frosty uranium to light lime green; light coral beard
D 990-3: (Bro. Charles 59-12 x Pink Horizon) X Pink Taffeta
Pink Satin - Historic Iris - 1930 Sass Pink Satin -  TB Historic Iric - 1930 Sass SOLD OUT PINK SATIN
 

1930 Sass
TB - Historic - Midseason, 38"
American Iris Society lists no description; classic violet pink floweris, very hearty
    SOLD OUT PINK TIGER
 
Dorado 1965
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 33"
Standards dusty pink; falls dusty pink veined dark rose; heavy red beards
From Sass sdlgs. inv. Step Up, Black Forest, and sdlgs
Pretty Gay - TB Iris - Plough 1957 Pretty Gay - TB Iris - Plough 1957 Not Available 2016 PRETTY GAY

Plough, 1957
TB - Mid to Lateseason - 34"
 White self, red beard
Party Dress x Mary Randall
Pretty Butterfly - Historic Diploid BB Iris - Sass Bros. by Edinger Pretty Butterfly - Historic Diploid BB Iris - Sass Bros. by Edinger SOLD OUT PRETTY BUTTERFLY
 
Sass/Edinger
In Circulation Prio to 1965
BB - Diploid - Midseason, 24"
Standards and style arms icy lilac; falls icy lilac with network of violetveining; beards yellow, end white with hairs tipped yellow
Parentage Unknown
Queen in Calicoo - TB Iris - Gibson 1980 Queen in Calicoo - TB Iris - Gibson 1980 SOLD OUT QUEEN IN CALICO
 

Gibson 1980
HM 82, AM 84
TB - Plicata - Midseason, 34"
Light orange ground plicata, marked violet; beards orange
(Orange Plush x Anon) X (Orange Plush x 14-9A)
  Rancho  Rose  TB Iris - Gibson - Plicata SOLD OUT RANCHO ROSE
 
Gibson 1975
HM 76, AM 78
TB - Plicata - Reblooms - Midseason, 38"
Standards magenta rose, serrated; falls red marks on salmon rose ground; beards white to red
6-9E X Osage Buff
Repartee - TB Bi-Color Iris - Smith 1968 Repartee - TB Bi-Color Iris - Smith 1968 SOLD OUT REPARTEE
 
Smith 1968
HM 70
TB - Bi-Color - Early-Mid-Lateseason, 30"
Standards ivory-yellow; falls carmine and oxblood red with ivory border
Grosvenor X Paradox
Role Model - TB Iris - McWhirter 1988 Role Model TB Iris - McWhirter 1988 SOLD OUT ROLE MODEL
 
Denney by McWhirter 1988
TB - Early through Midseason, 36"
Standards melon rosy tan with peach influence; falls same but darker with lighter area below tangerine beard; ruffled; slight fragrance
(Spectacular Bid x Brandy) X All That Jazz
Rondetta - TB Iris - Gaultner 1973  Rondetta - TB Iris - Gaultner 1973 SOLD OUT RONDETTA
 
Gaultner 1973
TB - Midseason, 36"
Orchid on rose side; tangerine beard
Grape Festival X sdlg involving San Leandro, Arctic Flame, Frost And Flame, Rippling Waters
Rosy Veil - TB Historic Iris - Reblooms - Sass 1953 Rosy Veil - TB Historic Iris - Reblooms - Sass 1953 SOLD OUT ROSY VEIL
 
Sass 1953
TB - Historic - Plicata - Reblooms - Early through Midseason, 36"
White ground, standards lightly marked cobalt violet on lower part; falls white lightly edged cobalt violet, yellow beard
(Pink plicata sdlg 44-6: (Minnie Colquitt x sdlg. 10-38, yellow plicata) x (pink plicata 43-7: (Minnie Colquitt x Jake)
Royal Crusader TB Iris - Reblooms - Schreiner 1985 Royal Crusader TB Iris - Reblooms - Schreiner 1985 SOLD OUT ROYAL CRUSADER
 
Schreiner 1985
HM 88
TB - Reblooms - Early through  Midseason, 35"
Standards clear light blue; falls rich deep blue; beards white tinted light blue
((Blue Chiffon sib x Music Maker) x Study in Black) X Pledge Allegiance
Royal Purple - TB Iris Royal Purple TB Iris  SOLD OUT ROYAL PURPLE
 
Ransom 1962
TB - Midseason, 38"
Violet-red self (royal purple)
Purple Moor x Indian Hills
Sailor's Dance - TB Iris - Schreiner 1972 Sailor'S Dance TB Iris - Schreiner 1972 SOLD OUT SAILOR'S DANCE
 
Schreiner 1972
TB - Mid -  Lateseason, 35"
Ruffled solid medium blue; beards white, tinted blue
A 175-A X Y 203-A
Singing Rain - TB Iris - Dahling 1973 Singing Rain - TB Iris - Dahling 1973 SOLD OUT SINGING RAIN
 
Dahling 1973
TB - Midseason, 36"
Blue with white overlay on falls; beards yellow
Stepping Out X (Roulette x Dot and Dash)
Snow Fiddler - Historic MTB Iris -  Dunbar 1972 Snow Fiddler - Historic MTB Iris -  Dunbar 1972 SOLD OUT SNOW FIDDLER
 
Dunbar 1972
MTB - Midseason, 19"
 Standards pure white; falls white with deep navy blue lines; white beard
Tom Tit X (I. variegata x unknown)
Snowy Wonderland - TB Iris - Brown 1979 Snowy Wonderland - TB Iris - Brown 1979 SOLD OUT SNOWY WONDERLAND
 
Brown 1979
HM 81
TB - Early Midseason, 33"
Pure white with brushing of gold on hafts, lightly crimped edges; double wide orange beard
70-3F3: (Menemsha x (inv. orange sdlgs. x Celestial Glory Cindy Ellen
Solid Mahogany - TB Historic Iris - Sass 1944 Solid Mahogany TB Historic Iris SOLD OUT SOLID MAHOGANY
 
Sass 1944
AM 47
TB - Historic
From Cooley's 1947 catalog: "This grand new red is one of the finest dark irises of recent years. Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of the plush like falls."
City of Lincoln x sdlg 
Song of Norway - TB Iris - Luihn 1979 - Dykes Medal Song of Norway - TB Iris - Luihn 1979 - Dykes Medal SOLD OUT SONG OF NORWAY
 
Luihn 1979
HM 81, AM 83
Dykes Medal 86
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 38"
Cool blue self; beards blue tipped silver
Nobleman X Blue Luster
Sparkling Sunrise - TB Iris - Schreiner 1970 Sparkling Sunrise - TB Iris - Schreiner 1970 SOLD OUT SPARKLING SUNRISE
 
Schreiner 1970
HM 72
TB - Mid to Lateseason, 35"
Standards warm orange-apricot; falls cool gold with warm tint chartreuse; beards tangerine-red
Marilyn C X Celestial Glory
  Spartan - TB Historic Iris - Schreiner 1973 SOLD OUT SPARTAN
 
Schreiner 1973
HM 74, AM 76
TB - Midseason, 35"
Dark red self, clear red haft; beard same
Seedling X Fireball
Spirit of Memphis TB Iris - Reblooms - Zurbrigg 1977 Spirit of Memphis -  TB Reblooming Iris - Zurbrigg 1977 SOLD OUT SPIRIT OF MEMPHIS
 
Zurbrigg 1977
TB - Reblooms - Midseason, 34-36"
Ruffled and heavily laced brilliant medium yellow self; yellow beard
68-43-RYB: (Miss Illini x Grand Baroque) X Halloween Party
Stepping Out - TB Plicata Iris - Schreiner 1964 Stepping Out - TB Plicata Iris - Schreiner 1964 SOLD OUT STEPPING OUT
 
Schreiner 1964
HM 65, AM 67
Nelson Award 1968

Dykes Medal 1968
TB - Plicata - Mid to Lateseason, 38"
Large white areas sharply patterned edges of blue-black-violet
Parentage Unknown
Storybook - TB Iris - Corlew 1980 Storybook - TB Iris - Corlew 1980 SOLD OUT STORYBOOK
 
Corlew 1980
HM 82
TB - Midseason, 28"
Full pink self; beards pinkish tangerine
Pink Sleigh X Datebook
  Study In Black - TB Historic Iris - Reblooms - Ploudh 1968 SOLD OUT STUDY IN BLACK
 
Plough 1968
HM 69, AM 73
TB - Reblooms - Early to Midseason, 36"
Deep red-black self with lighter midribs; brownish hafts; velvety; beards brown-blue-violet
(Duke of Burgundy x Edenite) X Congo Song
Summer Olympics - TB Reblooming Iris - Smith 1980 Summer Olympics - TB Reblooming Iris - Smith 1980 SOLD OUT SUMMER OLYMPICS
 
Smith 1980
TB - Reblooms - Early Season, 30"
Standards brilliant greenish yellow; falls white, yellow hafts; beards orange
(6725AR x Winter Olympics) X (Rippling Waters x 121BR) x Winter Olympics)
Swerti - Dates from 1612 - Historic Iris Swerti - Dates from 1612 - Historic Iris SOLD OUT SWERTI
 
1612
Emanuel Sweerts, Dutch artist, botanist and merchant of rare plants, collected an iris on a flower-collecting excursion near Amsterdam. He dug it up, cultivated it, and eventually sold it as a rare and exotic flower. It came to be known as Sweerts' Iris.
Historic - VERY OLD - 400 Years Old
Iris Swertii, is an unromantic name for a very old, romantic looking flower. First catalogued in 1612. Swertii is recognized as one of the oldest iris which still in existence; second only to I. Florentina and I. Pallida which date from the 1500s. It is a antural hybrid, parentage unknown - courtesy, as they say, of God and a honey bee.
Iris Swertii actually means Sweerts Iris
Tabu - TB Iris - Schreiner 1954 Tabu - TB Iris - Schreiner 1954 SOLD OUT TABU

Schreiner 1954
HM 54
TB - Midseason - 35"
Deep blackish violet, velvety luster on falls
Black Forest x Storm King
Tangerine Carnival - TB Iris -  Austin 1957 Tangerine Carnival - TB Iris -  Austin 1957 SOLD OUT TANGERINE CARNIVAL
 
Austin 1957
TB - Plicata - Mid to Lateseason, 42"
Blooms show wide variation
Standards light pink; fals light pink, almost completely covered with purple veins
Color Carnival x Clasmont
Tiffany - TB Historic Iris - Sass 1931 Tiffany - TB Historic Iris - Sass 1931 SOLD OUT TIFFANY
 
Sass 1931
TB - Historic - Plicata - Midseason
Color code-S8D; feathered dark pink blend
Not Stated
Tropical Butterfly - TB Historic Iris - Plicata - Reblooms - Carstenson 1963 Tropical Butterfly TB Iris - Historic Plicata - Carstenson 1963 SOLD OUT TROPICAL BUTTERFLY
 
Carstenson 1963
TB - Plicata - Historic - Reblooms - Midseason, 34"
Standards maroon; falls buff with wide maroon stripes
By Line X Defiance
Truly Fair - TB Iris - Plough 1956 Truly Fair - TB Iris - Plough 1956 SOLD OUT TRULY FAIR

Plough 1956
HM 56
TB - Early to Lateseason - 48"
 Bright medium pink, red-tangerine beard.
Cloudcap x Pink Formal
Turkish Topaz - AB - Austin 1962 Turkish Topaz - AB - Austin 1962 SOLD OUT TURKISH TOPAZ
 
Austin 1962
HM 80
AB - Mid to Lateseason, 18"
Standards blue-white with amber-yellow edge; falls yellow-brown purple striations; beards blue
Parentage Unknown
Tuxedo -- TB Iris - Historic Iris - Schreiner 1965 Tuxedo - TB Iris - Schreiner 1965 SOLD OUT TUXEDO
 
Schreiner 1965
HM 69
TB - Midseason, 37'
Deep midnight blue-black self; beards self
Licorice Stick X O-332-1
Vanity - TB Reblooming Iris - Hager 1975 Vanity - TB Iris - Reblooms - Hager 1975 SOLD OUT VANITY
 
Hager 1975
HM 76, AM 78
Dykes Medal 1982
TB - Reblooms - Early to Lateseason, 38"
Pink self; beards light coral-red
Cherub Choir X Pink Taffeta
Vingolf - IB Historic Iris - Goos and Koenemann 1924 Vingolf - IB Historic Iris - Goos and Koenemann 1924 SOLD OUT VINGOLF
 
Goos and Koenemann 1924
IB - Mid Lateseason 24"
Early Description: Old gold standards over raison purple falls, banded old gold
 AIS Description: Standards light creamy yellow; falls deep velvety purple bordered white
 "One of those iris that it was impossible to get any information on. It is a smallish variegata that is quite hardy, and its toughness, rather than its attractiveness is probably what enabled it to survive. Interesting parentage: one parent is HER MAJESTY."  Historic Iris Preservation Society
(Fuerstin Lonyay X Her Majesty)
Volunteer Fireman - Arilbred Iris - Historic - Cline and Durrance 1957 Volunteer Fireman - Arilbred Iris - Historic - Cline and Durrance 1957 SOLD OUT VOLUNTEER FIREMAN
 
Everett Cline and John Durrance 1957
HM 59
AB - Midseason, 20"
Standards indian lake; falls cardinal-red with long black stripes
Oyez X Unknown
Wabash TB Historic Iris - Williamson 1936 Wabash - TB Historic Iris - Williamson 1936 SOLD OUT WABASH
 
Williamson 1936
HM 37, AM 38
Dykes Medal 1940
TB - Historic
Standards dark white; falls purple with rim
Dorothy Dietz X Cantabile
  Weiser Sunrise NOID - TB Iris of unknown lineage SOLD OUT WEISER SUNRISE
 NOID

Unknown
TB - Yellow/Red Bi-Tone
Not AIS  Registered

 Mellow yellow standards; falls yellow blushed almost entirely red, and veined from throat to mid-petal; beards yellow. 
Unknown
Note: This is my name for this iris
  Weiser Sunset - Unknown TB Iris  
SOLD OUT
WEISER SUNSET
 NOID

Unknown
TB - Historic - Brown/Yellow Bi-Tone
Not AIS Registered (NOID)

Standards and falls blushed yellow-gold-red; falls white toward throat, heavily rayed with the lush red-brown; beards gold. Similar, but darker than Weiser Sunrise
Unknown
Note: This is my name for this iris
Well Endowed - TB Reblooming Iris - Ghio 1979 Well Endowed - TB Historic Iris -  Reblooms - Ghio 1979 SOLD OUT WELL ENDOWED
 
Ghio 1979
HM 81, AM 83
TB - Reblooms - Early to Midseason, 40"
Bright gold self with small white area below gold beard
((Ponderosa x Travel On) x Peace Offering) X (((Gracie Pfost x Ponderosa) x Ponderosa) x New Moon)
Winter Olympics - TB Reblooming Iris - Brown 1963 SOLD OUT WINTER OLYMPICS
 
Brown 1963

HM 64, AM 66
Dykes Medal 1967
Nelson Award 1969

TB - Reblooms - Early through Midseason, 37"
White self; beards white
Poet's Dream X Eleanor's Pride

 
Yellow Yellow - Old-Fashioned TB Iris - Not AIS Registered Yellow Yellow - Old-Fashioned TB Iris - Not AIS Registered SOLD OUT YELLOW YELLOW
NOID
 
Unknown
TB - Historic
Not AIS Registered
Yellow self, vivid; beards yellow
Unknown Parentage
Zebra Sweet - TB - The Orris Root Iris - Grown Primarily for Foliage Zebra Sweet - TB - The Orris Root Iris - Grown Primarily for Foliage SOLD OUT ZEBRA SWEET
 
Sweet Iris, Variegated Orris Root
The Orris Root Iris - 20-24"
Dalmation Iris, Variegated Sweet Iris, Zebra Iris, Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Blue-grey folliage striped white/yellow, grape scent, small blue flower
The vultivar found today is not the registerede cultivar 'Zebra' which had white flowers striped blue. Apparently that cultivar has disappeared and a variety of 'Iris pallida' with yellow striped foliage has assumed the name. The first promotion of the new 'Zebra seemed to be in the old Lloyd Austin Catalogs of his Rainblow Gardens. It has becoe a popular lant with landscapers in some part of the USA. A close relative is 'Argentea' which is a pallida with white striped foliage.

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