Monday, August 5, 2013
New Zealand Tall Bearded Iris 'IRWELL ROYAL HEIRESS'
Exciting and Explosive colours yet balanced and certainly not a cookie cutter iris. Ron Busch left the New Zealand Iris world a much more beautiful and brighter place than he found it.
Perhaps I should consider a 'New Zealand Iris of the Year Award'. I am sure I could get a garden to grow the potential winning Irises, wouldn't be that hard to purchase a nice big 'Iris of the Year Cup', and perhaps organize some prize money.Who knows perhaps the 'Iris of the Year' would feature in the Gardening Press. All they need is a great photo and a press release, and I have someone in mind other than myself to do a professional job with that! Why not!!!
Do you think as it makes perfect sense that the award could be for any 'IRIS' no matter if the Hybridiser is living or deceased........................"You may call it "nonsense" if you like, but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!" to quote Lewis Carroll
New Zealand Iris Hybridisers Cumulative Checklist 2013.
IRWELL ROYAL HEIRESS (Ron Busch, R. 2010). Sdlg. 1672-3132. TB, 30" (76 cm), E. S. and style arms white flushed lavender; F. red violet, white veining extending downward, tan gold edge; beards tangerine. Parentage unknown.
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Photo credit and copyright Julie May