Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'IRWELL HONESTY'

Flowering in Auckland yesterday, this stunning Iris is the first iris bloom of the season from the Ron Busch incredible legacy he left behind. It's aptly named as the bloom has a transparency and the stirations have the colour tone that echo the perennial 'Lunaria annua' more commonly known in this part of the world as 'Honesty'.
Carol Rogerson of 'Kiwi Iris Delights' has a great collection of Ron's Irises sent me the photo and describes this stunning little wonder as  "Very pretty, to me looks a bit like a silk painting with blends of blues, purples and lemon. 'Irwell Honesty' increases well, another very sturdy little one, spicy fragrance. Lightning up here, today is dreadful, managed to get this shot in between hail and thunder."

New Zealand Hybridisers Checklist 2011
IRWELL HONESTY  Ron Busch, Reg., 2010. Sdlg. 3-947. SDB, 12" (30 cm), E. S. pink washed violet; style arms lemon; F. blue washed gold, edged gold, veined wine-red around beard; beards orange, violet at end. Parentage unknown.

A 'Huge Hat tip' to Carol Rogerson for the use of her photo and for her candid comments.
Copyright and Credit Carol Rogerson


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