ORIGINATOR: William R. Dykes
CLASS: Intermediate Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Early
DESCRIPTION: Uniform deep bluish-purple self; self beard tipped old gold.
PARENTAGE: Not listed
AWARDS: Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society 1923
From the 1929 Dykes Iris Catalog: This most pleasing variety is a very distinct deep rich purple blue self, the standards, falls and beard, of exactly similar tone, giving a wonderful colour effect in the mass. It is notably free-flowering, the spikes practically always carrying four fully open blooms of large size. It received an Award of Merit at the Royal Horticultural Society's Show on June 12, 1923. The "Gardener's Chronicle" of June 16th, 1923, says:—"This is a particularly fine, large flowered, bearded Iris, with bold and practically self-coloured blooms, on spikes well over a yard high. The colour is deep, rich purplish blue, with a satiny sheen. We understand this variety was raised by Mr. W. R. Dykes."