Sunday, February 8, 2009
Siberian Iris 'BUTTER AND SUGAR'
Considered to be the first 'Yellow' Siberian and possibly the most important colour break in Siberian Iris breeding at the time.
Hybridised by Currier McEwen the father of modern day Siberian Irises.
Falls of bright butter yellow between neat white standards. The large, shapely flowers are carried on 70cm stems, and in our garden 'Butter and Sugar' blends in well with other plants in the perennial border. Awarded the Morgan Award and the Morgan-Wood Medal. As a 33 year old it has become a relatively new Historic Iris.
Available World Wide and very reasonably priced. Check Siberian link list for a grower in your region.
2006 Cumulative Checklist of Siberian Irises
BUTTER AND SUGAR McEwen, Currier Reg. 1976 Sdlg 71/33(2) SIB (dip.) (27" 69 cm) M & re S. white with greenish yellow veins (RHS 154B); white styles with yellow midribs; F. yellow (5C), with greenish yellow veins. Floating Island X Dreaming Yellow. McEwen 1977 HM 1978; MORGAN AWARD 1981; MORGAN-WOOD MEDAL 1986
Extraordinary hat tip to Mike Unser for sharing the photo which is an outstanding display of this variety.
Photo copyright M Unser.