AMETHYST DANCER (R. Ernst, 1997 )
M 36" Amethyst berry falls are edged
with a deep pink rim and stark white
striping surrounds the tangerine-red
beards. Standards are a creamy pink
with deep pink midribs and a faint
honey rim on the upper inside edges.
AWESOME BLOSSOM (P. Black, 2000 )
M L 32" F Standards peach pink; style arms
peach pink, falls warm white center
texture-veined butter gold blending to wide
butter gold band, beards tangerine orange,
ruffled. Slight musky fragrance. HM'02.
BEVERLY SILLS (Hager, 1979 ) E M 36" A
coral pink self of exquisite form, very lacy and
very wide, this is a popular variety. It is a most
vigorous grower with extremely high
budcount and perfect branching.
CONJURATION (Byers, 1989 ) M L 36" Bright
white standards are lightly infused pale violet
blue. Smooth, wide blue-violet edging on white
falls. Tangerine-tipped white beards. Frilly white
CHASING RAINBOWS (Hager, 1998 )
M 34" Soft, pink caramel glow in the
standards, warmed by an infused l
avender midrib glow. Ultra-wide falls in
blended orchid-violet are shouldered
with caramel. Bright orange
CROWNED HEADS (Keppel, 1997 )
M 38" F Deep wisteria violet standards,
deeper at the base. Light blue styles.
Nearly white falls are actually light blue,
deeper in the heart. Blue beards blend
to goldenrod in the throat. Slight sweet
DANDY CANDY (R. Ernst, 2001) Bright
purple standards match the rim around
the falls. The rim blends its purple
coloration into a fall of peach cream.
Darker peach veining radiates from a
tangerine beard. Seven buds ensure
a long bloom season. Perfect ruffling all
EDITH WOLFORD ( Ben Hager, R. 1984)
TB, height 40" (102 cm), Midseason
bloom. Standards clear canary yellow;
Falls mid-blue violet; blue beard tipped
Melrose Gardens 1986. President's Cup
1986; Honorable Mention 1988; Award of
Merit 1990; American Dykes Medal 1993.
EVERYTHING PLUS (Niswonger, 1984)
M 34", The clean white of the center falls
with contrasting wide, heavy dark purple
border is a real attention-getter. The
standards are an unusual light blue and
the beards dark purple, tipped with gold.
A prolific bloomer.
Fortune Teller (Corlew 1986) TB 32
inches (81 cm), M S. warm white; F.
white with violet plicata markings on
edge, intensifying at hafts; white
beard tipped yellow.
FRAGRANT LILAC (B. Hager, 1986)
ML. 38" F, Ruffles galore and
fragrance. Lively lilac lavender
standards. Falls are the same by pale
to white around the white beard.
GLOWING SMILE (B. Hager, 2001) M.
35" Huge flowers of brilliant white with
bold yellow midribs and center falls.
The wide white rims smile at you
whenever you pass. Six buds typical.
GNU'S FLASH (B. Kasperek 1996) TB 38
inches (97 cm), E. The standards are light
tan, silver streaks and the falls are dark to
medium violet, cream streaks.
HEAVENLY ENCORE (L. Johnson,
2001) ML. 38" RE, Standards of
butter yellow swirled with lavender
orchid. Feathery stylecrests are
yellow above styles of orchid. Orchid
falls deepen to blue lavender. Thin
orchid-honey rim encircles each fall.
Brilliant gold beards. Eight buds.
JAZZ ECHO (Denney, 1991) M, 36" F,
Beautiful variegata coloring with golden tan
standards and brick falls. A hint of violet and
a yellow stripe extend downward from the gold
KEEPING UP APPEARANCES (Paul
Black, 2000) 37 inches (94 cm), ML S.
rose purple base and midrib blending to
mauvish pink, with slight gilt edge; style
arms salmon pink, edged gold; F.
mauve pearl center blending to rosy
mauve to buffy gold edge, hafts rosy
mauve, purplish veins in throat; beards
orange, base white; slight musky
HM 2002, AM 2004.
CELEBRATION SONG (Schreiner, 1993)
EL. 37", Very heavy bloomer with apricot
pink standards and blue-lavender falls in
soft pastel. Bright tangerine beards
CONFIDANTE (Keppel, 2000) EM. 38",
Pale lavender pink standards are flushed
marvette with pinkish violet midribs.
Falls are a warm white ground with a
one inch Belladonna border, fine dotting
and thin centerline. Burnt orange beards
and a sweet musky fragrance.
GOOD THING (R. Ernst, 2001) M. 37",
yellow-gold band and heavy gold
shoulders on a predominantly white
fall. Bright yellow gold beards. Gold
standards ahve a heavy violet
blending giving the appearance of
copper or bronze. Golden stylecrests
match the beards. Beautiful ruffles.
Seven to nine buds.
HELLO DARKNESS (Schreiner, 1992)
EM. 37", Unsurpassed form and color in
an award-winning black. Intense blue
black color on standards and falls with
ruffling. Blackish beards.
SMILING GOLD (R. Ernst, 1991) ML. 36"
As each luminous flower unfolds, the
bold golden band around each fall will
smile gold at you. Brilliant golden yellow
standards atop bright white falls. Deep
gold shouldering. Beards are
yellow-gold. Good branching. 7 Buds.
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LIAISON (Ghio '86) Height: 34"-36"
Description: 36" ; M ; S. pink with peach
midrib; F. deep velvety purple,
pronounced 1/8" pink band; orange
beard; lightly ruffled.
AMBER TAMBOUR (R. Ernst 1991) L 36"
A class. Flowers are beautifully formed,
well-laced and in perfect proportion to the
stalk. Very heavy substance and fine
ruffling. HM '93
SHARLEE (William Maryott, R. 1982) TB, 36"
(91 cm). Midseason bloom and rebloom.
Standards orchid; falls orchid, yellow
shoulders; yellow beard; heavily ruffled.
LEMON AND SPICE (J. Gibson, R.
1984) Sdlg. 37-9C. TB, 35" (89 cm), M S.
yellow (RHS 9A), yellow orange (15A)
crest; F. yellow ground stitched brown,
brown center stripe, rich brown hafts,
white area surrounding orange brown
BATIK (Ensminger, 1986 ) M 26"
White flecking and stripes contrast with
deep purple. Yellow beards are tipped white.
BETSEY BOO (Warburton 1974) SBD 14"
Pale purplish pink flowers
Honorable Mention: 1976
Award of Merit: 1980
CAN CAN RED
Description: TB, 38" (97 cm), M.
S. red-purple, F. white ground,
stitched red-purple; yellow beard.
DAUGHTER OF STARS
Type: Tall Bearded (TB)
Color: Dark Purple
Originator: Spoon, Donald
IMPECCABLE TASTE (R. Ernst, 2000)
ML. 35" Falls have a peach rim and are
washed with a pale blue cast. Bright
tangerine beards. Standards are
predominantly pink, more intense in the
midribs, blended lighter at the edges,
with a honey-yellow rim. Seven buds to
the stalk. Extra substance with heavy
MIDNIGHT OIL (Keppel, 1997) M, 36"
F, Fine black self with grape
beards. Exceptional grower with
excellent branching and nice
HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS (Roger Duncan,
R. 2000) TB, height 32" (81 cm),
Midseason bloom. Intense deep purple
black, falls with darker sheen on ruffles,
small white spray pattern near beard;
style arms blue violet; beards blue violet,
dark burnt orange in throat; heavily
ruffled, laced; sweet fragrance.
Honorable Mention 2003; Award of Merit
2005; Wister Medal 2008.
LOOKING FOR LOVE (R. Ernst, 1999)
ML. 37" Falls have the deepest pink
color imaginable in an iris. Edges
lighten to a creamy pink. Ruffled
standards are evenly deep pink with
paler highlights. Pink beards with a
hint of orange. Seven to eight buds.
LUXOR GOLD (Schreiner's 1998) TB
38 inches (97 cm), M Canary yellow
self B-orange yellow
MOON JOURNEY (B. Hager, 1988) M.
35" An out-of-this world color
combination with pristine white
standards and deep lemon yellow
falls. A light yellow beard finishes the
RED AT NIGHT (R. Ernst, 1992) EM. 38" Royal
red fit for a king. The velvety sheen and depth
of color are fist class. A rich, dark red
coloration with clean hafts, slightly lighter on
the standards at the haft. Yellow beards are
tipped red. Mild ruffling evenly over all. Eight
buds on perfectly branched stems.
PARADISE FOUND (R. Ernst, 1993)
VL. 36" Very rich lavender infused
copper standards. Identical copper
edging graces the gently ruffled
falls. Beards are yellow-orange and
the centers on the falls are subtle
lavender. Eleven buds and excellent
POLISH PRINCESS (A. & D. Cadd, 2000)
TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM & RE S. soft
yellow, pale lavender center flush and
midrib; style arms soft yellow; F. soft
yellow, lavender and peach blend, darker
lavender center wash, light brown
shoulders marked white; beards yellow;
heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
RHONDA FLEMING (Mullin, 1993) M.
35" F, Fine lilac plicata. Standards
are white blending to lilac at the
edges. Falls are white with a narrow
lilac band. White beards, ruffled and
laced. Slight spicy fragrance.
RAMBLIN' ROSE (Schreiner, 1993) ML. 37"
Bright raspberry-rose color stands out in
the garden. Nicely ruffled flowers exhibit a
touch of crinkled lace. Tangerine beards.
RING AROUND ROSIE (RICHARD
ERNST 2000) L. 35" This iris has
purple plicata patterns on white falls
with yellow rims. Standards are clean
white with a yellow gilted edge. Beards
are yellow to orange. Nicely ruffled.
SKATING PARTY (Larry Gaulter, R.
1983) TB, 34" (86 cm). Midseason to late
bloom. Fluted white; lemon beard
HONEY GLAZED (O. David Niswonger, R.
1982) IB, 24" (61 cm), Midseason bloom.
Standards cream; falls amber; gold beard.
Honorable Mention 1985; Award of Merit
1987; Sass Medal 1989.
AMERICAN CLASSIC (Schreiner 1996) E
36" A class. Thick, deep blue-violet
plicata colouration offers sharp contrast
to snow white falls and standards.
Beautiful, copious ruffling and superlative
performance with loads of blooms on
each stem! HM '98
ANCIENT ECHOES (Barry Blyth 1997 ) M L
34" F This enticingly aromatic iris features large,
gently ruffled blooms with yellow standards;
plush, black cherry falls that lighten along the
edges; and fuzzy, golden-yellow beards
A GRAPE FIT (Schreiner, R. 2015) TB, 35" (89 cm),
Midseason bloom. Standards rose-violet (RHS 72A);
Falls white ground, rose-violet plicata edging; beard
hairs based dark orange, tips purple. HM 2017
AFTERNOON IN RIO ( Schreiner, R. 2005) TB,
36" (91 cm), Midseason thru late bloom.
Standards violet purple; Falls dark
violet-purple , bronze rim, white blaze below
beard; beards old gold.
AGGRESSIVELY FORWARD (Sterling Innerst,
R. 1994) TB, height 36" (91 cm), midseason
bloom. Full yellow ground plicata, falls
trimmed blue purple; black dart under bronze
yellow beard; musky fragrance.
ASCII ART (Walter Moores, R. 1995).
TB, 32" (81 cm). Midseason bloom.
Standards white; style arms blue violet;
Falls white, narrow blue violet stitched
edge, wider at hafts; beards white;
ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
BALLERINA GIRL (Frederick Kerr, R. 1998)
TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards
and style arms pink, tinted red violet; falls pink
ground, lighter center, red violet plicata edge,
tannish red violet hafts and veins by beard;
beards tangerine salmon, white at end and base;
BALTIC STAR (Harold Stahly, R. 1994). TB,
Height 34" (85 cm), Midseason bloom.
Standards deep purple black, lighter area
around midrib; falls same, with white wash
beginning at beard and blending to solid
purple black rim, hafts touched deep brown;
beards deep brown violet. Honorable
Mention 1996; Award of Merit 1998.
BELVI QUEEN (Carol Jensen, R. 1975) TB,
43" (109 cm), Early bloom and rebloom.
Standards cinnamon, edged darker; falls
white blaze on yellow inlay, maroon
stitching around edge; gold beard.
BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL (Schreiner, R. 2002)
TB, 40" (102 cm), Early bloom. Light blue
self; beards silver.
Honorable Mention 2005
BROADWAY BABY (Gatty, 1986) M 24"
IB, F Honey-amber standards and
white ground falls with Java brown
plicata banding. Yellow beards. Sweet
CAJUN RHYTHM (Schreiner, R. 1996)
TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Standards
and style arms spanish orange; falls
bright ochre orange wash splashed
white in center, 1" orange apricot outer
band; beards tangerine; ruffled; slight
CHATTER (Joseph Ghio, R. 1992) TB, 34"
(86 cm), Early to Midseason bloom.
Standards yellow orange overlaid fuchsia
rose; falls yellow orange ground, fuchsia
rose sanding at edge; beards burnt
CHERRY BLOSSOM SONG
(Schreiner, R. 2002) TB, 36" (91 cm),
Midseason bloom. Standards and
style arms pink; falls pink ground,
large cerise purple center overlay,
pink center stripe; beards
Honorable Mention 2004
CENTURY BOUND (Schreiner, R. 2015)
TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason bloom.
Standards white; falls blue-purple,
white blaze around beards; beards
CIRCUS WORLD (Schreiner R. 1995) TB,
39" (99 cm), Midseason late bloom.
Standards and style arms golden yellow;
falls red brown; beards yellow orange.
CONNECTION (Joseph Ghio, R. 1999)
TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason thru late
bloom. Standards blue white; style
arms yellow; falls purple, shoulders
blended with red; beards red.
Honorable Mention 2002
CORNBREAD N HONEY (Schreiner R. 2014) TB,
32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards yellow;
falls rosy red centers edged in yellow; beards
COUNTRY CHARM (Schreiner, R. 1998) TB,
38" (97 cm) Late bloom. Standards and
style arms empire yellow; falls maroon
purple, 1/8" yellow rim; beards brassy
DAZZLING GOLD (D. C. Anderson, R.
1977) TB, 29" (74 cm), Midseason
bloom. Golden yellow with red-brown
wash and golden-yellow edge on falls;
fluted; orange beard.
DEITY (Monty Byers, R. 1986) TB, 36" (91 cm).
Midseason to midseason late bloom. Ruffled
pale blue, fading to white with age; light blue
beard and horns.
DEVONSHIRE CREAM (George
Sutton, R. 1999) TB, height 37" (94
cm), Midseason latae to very late
bloom. Heavily ruffled cream white;
falls with dark lemon hafts; beards
yellow, cream at end and cream
base; heavily ruffled; slight spicy
DRAMA QUEEN (Keith Keppel, R.
2002) TB, height 38" (97 cm), Early
midseason bloom. Standards
near-solid dark blackish cyclamen
purple, very faint golden buff ground
toward base; style arms blended rose
brown and slate purple; Falls
cyclamen, golden capucine buff
ground showing as blaze and distinct
veining; beards rusty orange, purple
mid-layer, white base; slight sweet
Honorable Mention 2005; Award of
Merit 2007; Wister Medal 2009;
American Dykes Medal 2011.
DUDE RANCH (Paul Black, R. 2000) TB, 34"
(86 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards gold,
plum infusion from base 3/4-way up midrib;
style arms gold; falls deep caramel, central
area lightly hazed violet; beards old gold;
slight spicy fragrance.
Mid-America 2000. Honorable Mention 2003.
DUSKY CHALLENGER (Schreiner,
R. 1986) TB, height 39" (99 cm),
Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled
silky rich purple; deep violet black
Honorable Mention 1988; Award of
Merit 1990; American Dykes Medal
EBONY ANGEL (Larry Johnson, R.
2000) TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason
bloom. Bluish purple black; beards
matching; slight spicy sweet
Cooley 2000. Honorable Mention 2002.
ELEGANT GIRL ( Anna and David Cadd, R.
1999) TB, height 38" (97 cm), Midseason
bloom. Standards soft pink, shiny gold
border; style arms soft pink; falls light
peach pink, shoulders tan pink,
diamond-dusted; beards deep orange with
horn, sometimes spoon; heavily ruffled;
slight sweet fragrance.
O'Brien Iris 2000. Honorable Mention 2004.
EMBASSY BALL (George Sutton, R. 1998) TB,
37" (94 cm). Midseason late bloom. Ruffled
dark violet blue self; beards bluebird blue.
ENCHANTED ONE (R. Ernst,
1994) ML. 35", RE/F, Blazing
yellow standards. A deep amber
gold rim encircles the entire fall.
A light orchid lavender with
covers the fall's center. Beards
are white. Eight buds on three
branches. Late summer
rebloom. Sweet fragrance
EPICENTER (Joseph Ghio, R. 1993)
TB, 42" (107 cm), Early to midseason
bloom. Standards solid black cherry;
falls orange salmon ground, dotted
black cherry edge; beards sienna.
Honorable Mention 1996; Award of
FAME AND GLORY (Schreiner 2009)
TB, 37" (94 cm). late bloom. Oyster
white standards; dark violet falls
blending to 1/4" light lavender violet
rim, white markings beside beard blue.
GNU AGAIN (Kasperek 1994) TB, 32" (81
cm), Midseason bloom. Standards medium
violet with random off-white splashes;
Falls dark violet with random breaks and
splashes of off-white; beards burnt
orange tipped medium violet; ruffled;
GOLDKIST (P. Black 1993) TB 36
inches, mid season. Goldkist has a
most unusual color combination as
you can see from our photo. Its
white petals are overlaid with a 3/4
inch yellow gold band at the hafts
and with purple veining in the
throat, around the bright yellow
beards. Though small flowered, this
lush prodigy packs a surprising
visual punch. HM '95, AM '99.
HARVEST KING (Schreiner, R. 1990) TB,
38" (97 cm), Midseason late bloom.
Standards laced tan; Falls flaring, ruffled
golden tan; beards yellow
IDOL (Joseph Ghio, R. 1998) TB, height 38"
(97 cm), Early, midseason, late bloom.
Standards golden apricot orange; falls solid
claret red; beards red.
Honorable Mention 2001; Award of Merit 2003.
IMPRIMIS (Barry Blyth, R. 1991) TB, 40" (102 cm),
Early thru midseason bloom. Standards icy oyster;
falls smoky rose; beards bronze tangerine; slight
IN REVERSE (Joseph Gatty by Keith
Keppel, R. 1992) TB, 36" (91 cm), Early
midseason bloom. Standards bluer than
columbine blue; falls palest blue aging
to white; beards white to blue white,
cadmium yellow deep in throat; slight
ISN'T THIS SOMETHING (Allan
Ensminger, R. 1992) TB, 28" (71 cm),
Midseason late bloom. Carmine rose
with amethyst violet stripes and
splashes; beards brick red; ruffled;
Honorable Mention 1995.
IT'S MAGIC (William Maryott,
R. 1994 TB, 36" (91 cm).
Midseason bloom. Standards
bright medium sunfast yellow;
falls bright medium yellow,
darkening toward hafts with
white flash in middle; beards
bright yellow, big, with yellow
JITTERBUG (Keith Keppel, R. 1987)
TB, 35" (89 cm), Early bloom. Standards
sunflower yellow; falls sunflower to
chrome lemon ground with all over light
rayed wash of zanzibar; goldenrod to
bronze yellow beard; slight sweet
KING TUSH (Brad Kasperek, R. 1997)
TB, height 38" (97 cm). Late bloom.
Standards azalea pink, splashed indian
lake and spinel red; style arms azalea
pink; falls azalea pink with pinkish
white stripes, infrequent splashes of
indian lake and spinel red; beards
bright medium orange; ruffled; slight
LET'S FLY (Schreiner, R. 2015) TB, 34" (86
cm), Midseason bloom. Standards yellow;
Falls veined purple-violet, edged yellow;
LOOP THE LOOP (Schreiner, R. 1973) TB, 40"
(102 cm), Midseason bloom. Uniform-colored
plicata; blue-violet on white ground; lemon
yellow to white beard.
LOVELY SENORITA (Schreiner, R.
2002) TB, 41" (104 cm), Midseason
thru late bloom. Standards and style
arms spanish orange; falls burnt
orange; beards tangerine.
Honorable Mention 2004; Award of
MER DU SUD (Richard Cayeux, R.
1997) TB, 32" (80 cm), Midseason
bloom. Sea blue self; beards light blue
MEXICAN HOLIDAY (Schreiner, R.
2004) TB, 38" (97 cm), Early bloom.
Standards yellow; style arms
yellow; falls red with yellow rim;
Honorable Mention 2006
OFF BROADWAY (Walter
Moores, R. 1991) TB, 34" (86
cm). Early midseason bloom
and rebloom. Standards deep
gold; falls cream to white
ground, maroon plicata
markings blending to solid
brown edge; beards mustard;
OKTOBERFEST (William Maryott, R.
1985) TB, 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom.
Heavily ruffled red orange; self beard.
Honorable Mention 1989; Award of Merit
PICADILLY (George Bunyard and
Co., R. 1940) TB. Midseason bloom.
QUEEN'S WISH (Pamela Schifano, R.
2007) TB, 33" (84 cm), Midseason
bloom. Standards almost solid dark
raspberry-mauve on creamy ground;
style arms raspberry mauve, burnt
orange highlights; falls cream center
edged raspberry mauve plicata
markings and center stripe, white
near burnt orange beard; ruffled,
laced; sweet fragrance.
RAPTOR RED (Schreiners, R. 2008) TB,
34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom.
Standards red; falls wine red; beards
red tipped mustard yellow.
RARE TREAT (Schreiners, R. 1987) TB,
34" (86 cm). Early to midseason bloom.
Ruffled white ground plicata, 1/4"
cornflower blue stitching around edge
of standards and falls; blue beard.
PINAFORE PINK (Schreiner, R.
1978) TB, 36" (91 cm). Early
midseason bloom. Light flamingo
pink self; tangerine-red beard.
ROLE MODEL (Don Denney by James
McWhirter, R. 1988) TB, 36" (91 cm), Early to
midseason bloom. Standards melon rosy tan
with peach influence; falls same but darker
with lighter area below tangerine beard;
ruffled; slight fragrance.
SAINT LOUIS BLUES (Schreiner, R. 1979) TB, 35"
(89 cm), Late bloom. Heavily ruffled rich medium
blue, white area beside near white beard..
SARAH LAUREN (Rosa Belle Van
Valkenburgh, R. 1992) TB, 32" (81 cm), Early
midseason bloom. Standards dark blue
purple; falls velvety dark blue purple, white
patch below white beard.
SPOUTING HORN (Larry Johnson, R. 2001)
TB, height 38" (97 cm), Midseason bloom.
Deep to pale violet; falls deep violet center,
edge pale violet; beards blue violet; slight
Honorable Mention 2004.
SUNNYSIDE DELIGHT (Schreiner, R. 2002) TB,
height 37" (94 cm), Midseason bloom.
Standards and style arms mimosa yellow; falls
rosy magenta, narrow buff lavender rim;
SWEET MUSETTE (Schreiner, R. 1986)
TB, height 37" (94 cm). Late midseason
bloom. Standards light pink lavender;
falls warm rose pink; tangerine beard;
serrated and lightly laced.
Honorable Mention 1988; Award of Merit