Another pleasant high quality surprise 'Irwell Destiny', by Ron Busch is a rich Rosy violet based Plicata with golden style arms giving the blooms a haunting inner golden glow, burnt orange coloured beards add the finishing touch. Bloom has excellent proportionate form, the ruffled standards are closed but not tightly so, the ruffling continues in the Falls that are a warm white with the distinct edging of rose violet complemented by an attractive spoke pattern radiating from the beards. Unconfirmed reports of re-blooming last season. Unfortunately 'Irwell Destiny' is an Iris with lost parentage. The up side, it is definitely fertile.
Available from Wendy Begbie's "Amazing Iris Gardens", and this season Wendy is introducing four of Ron Busch irises, Irwell Aristocracy, Irwell Courage, Irwell Destiny, and Irwell Tribute. Be in quick to order these splendid New Zealand Bred Irises as they will be in much demand!!
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IRWELL DESTINY. Ron Busch Reg., 2007. Sdlg. K28 TB. 40″, (102cm). EM. S. Rose purple; style arms orange yellow, rose purple midrib and lip; F. White ground, ¼″ rose purple plicata marking; beards orange. Parentage unknown. Amazing Iris Gardens 2011
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I would like to give a huge hat tip to Wendy Begbie, the owner of the brilliant “Amazing Iris Garden” for growing and promoting New Zealand Bred Irises and for supplying the above fantastic photo, and also a Big Hat tip to Ron Busch, a most discriminating hybridiser.
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Photo credits and copyright Wendy Begbie