Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Border Bearded Iris 'WHOOP 'EM UP'

First Border Bearded Iris flowering for the season and its good to see it starting with a Historic Variegata one of my favourite colourations
In 1981 WHOOP 'EM UP was awarded The Knowlton Medal ,the highest award reserved exclusively for Border Bearded Irises within the American Iris Society.
With this in mind and the picture not much more needs to be said.

1979 AIS Checklist
WHOOP 'EM UP (D. Brady, R. 1973). Sdlg. B-BP-67-93. BB 27" (69 cm) E-L.
S. golden yellow; F. maroon with golden yellow on reverse side extending to top as all around edge; yellow beard. (Bang x Plunder) X Extravaganza., Skyline Iris 1974.

Photo credit and copyright Iris Hunter 


1 comment:

  1. Yes it's very nice. I stuggling with some new Irises that I grow from seed, they are two years now. When do you think I ought to plant them out into the beds in the garden? I have them in rather small pots now.



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