Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tall Bearded Iris 'TOUCH OF MAHOGANY'




Barry Blyth's, 'Touch of Mahogany' is a totally different look with its varying tones of russets, browns, and ruby red burgundy. Ruffling in the falls inherited no doubt from its very famous brown pollen parent 'Copatonic'. Certainly a surprise I like!!!

Tempo Two Catalogue 2005-2006
Touch of Mahogany Blyth 99 ML 36" Standards are coffee-brown with slight gold infusion. Falls coffee-brown overlaid soft lavender with striking burgundy hafts rouged down each side of the old gold beards setting the whole flower alive. Good branching, show stems, and a fine parent. Chestnut Avenue X Copatonic.

AIS Checklist 1999
TOUCH OF MAHOGANY (Barry Blyth, R. 1999) Sdlg. E123-2. TB, 36" (91 cm), ML; S. coffee brown, slight gold infusion; F. coffee brown, overlaid soft lavender around old gold beard, 1" burgundy hafts; pronounced sweet fragrance. Chestnut Avenue X Copatonic. Tempo Two 1999/2000.

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2 comments:

  1. I just ordered this from Schreiner's Iris. This is an incredible looking flower. I have always said that Iris and Orchids alone of all flowers form a unique category; they share an indefinable 'something' that no other flowers do. Don't the falls on this one look like the 'lip' of a Cattleya orchid?

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