Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tall Bearded Iris "IMPRIMIS "

Purchased this Iris last season and I am mighty glad I did, I just love irises that push the Envelope in colour tones and form. The slightly fragrant 'Imprimis' has came back into vogue in some breeding circles and Dave Niswonger recently used it as the Pollen Parent on his 2000 Introduction MILK ON APRICOTS which is a startling Amoena

So we may as well see what the man himself has to say about it, Barry Blyth writes his opinion in his 
Tempo Two Catalogue1994-95
One of our favourites and sure to please those looking for something different. The name means "In the First Place'. The standards are icy oyster and the falls are smoky rose and the beards are bronze with tangerine in the throat. Wide and ruffled with super branching. Will win on the show bench. It is a super parent and it has nice light perfume. (Reciprocal cross of Breezes).

AIS Checklist 1999
IMPRIMIS (Barry Blyth, R. 1991). Seedling Y6-6. TB, 40" (102 cm), Early thru mid bloom season. Standards icy oyster; falls smoky rose; beards bronze tangerine; slight fragrance. ((Inca Queen x (Tranquil Star x (Love Chant x Festive Skirt))) x Amber Snow) X ((Alpine Journey x Beachgirl) x ((Beachgirl x (Tranquil Star x Coral Strand)) x (Persian Smoke x Chimbolam))). Tempo Two 1992/93.

In America it is Available from Schreiners Iris Gardens and Wildwood Gardens

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