Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tall Bearded Iris CROWN HIM KING

Writing about this iris is a lot like selecting an iris from a glossy iris catalogue, you know what I mean........... if its new you get to purchase an image that you would like to display in your garden and we could certainly find a space to grow 'Crown Him King' in the garden at home. Its 'my pick' from an very impressive selection of 2013 introductions by Robert Van Liere of Iris4u Iris Gardens.
A great colour combination of rich yellow standards banded in a subtle rosy tan, falls white overlaid in the same rich yellow tone of the standards which is gradually intensified in degree and depth the closer it gets to to the washed rosy tan edge. Soft yellow beards. Form horizontally flared and ruffled with rounded falls. Another photo viewed show three flowers out at once on strong stems. Reported to be fragrant.
This iris is very refreshing to the eye, has carrying power plus with huge amounts of award winning possibilities.

AIS Checklist 2013
CROWN HIM KING, (Robert Van Liere, R 2013), Sdlg. 24GD10. TB, 30” (76.5 cm), Mid, Style Arms – Yellow with red wash, Standards yellow with 1/8”red wire rim; Falls, White with yellow wash from hafts outward with ½”band at the bottom.  Beard yellow.  24GD10: (21-36: (Sisters of Loretto x Unknown) X Scottish Reel. Iris4u Iris Gardens 2013

Iris4u Iris Gardens web site is well worth a visit and their Denver Gardens are open to visitors from 17th May
As always clicking on the above image will take you to the larger, higher resolution version.
Photo credit  Robert Van Liere, and a big hat tip to Michael Kühle who made this 'happen'.


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