Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tall Bearded Iris 'MAPLE TREAT'

Photographed growing at home and it sure is a beautiful Iris when it blooms. Not well known as it is a slow increase for me,and most New Zealand commercial grower's did not sell it, the grower I purchased it from has closed his business,but if you can find someone who is selling it I recommend that you buy it, in my opinion it is justly named "Maple Treat".

Waimate Iris Garden, Waimate, South Canterbury. Final Catalogue 2007.

MAPLE TREAT Opal Brown,1995. Rich medium brown. Short supply again.

Cayeux, La  Carcaudière, Route de Coullons, France. Iris Lover's Catalogue, 2013.
Arc en Ciel Collection
MAPLE TREAT M - 75 cm £ 6.30
A good son of the variety ‘Caliph’. Medium brown standards and lighter orange-brown falls, paler below the deep gold beards. Rich colour, excellent garden value.

AIS Checklist, 1999.
MAPLE TREAT Opal Brown, Reg. 1995 Sdlg. 91-8E4. TB, 28" (71 cm), M. S. medium brown (RHS 166A); style arms medium brown; F. lighter brown, paler (166D) below beard; beards deep gold, thick; ruffled.Caliph x Indian Caper. Brown's Sunnyhill 1995.

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  1. Great colour - our iris won't be blooming for another couple of months - and so is lovely to see some now. Do you have trouble with iris borer in New Zealand? In years with light snow cover here in Oakville, Ontario I've lost several plants - this year however, all looks well.


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