Techny Chimes


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

ORIGINATOR: Brother Charles Reckamp

INTRODUCED: 1955

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION: Clear yellow self, orange beard.

PARENTAGE: Sdlgs. involving Sunray, Dolly Varden, Overture and others.

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1955, Award of Merit 1957

PBF: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1959 Mission Gardens Catalog: A large, clear medium yellow with a bright orange beard. Techny Chimes is from pink breeding which gives it a clearness of color not found in many yellow iris. The color is so clear the flowers have a luminous or crystal-like appearance. Substance and branching are good. Falls very broad and semi-flaring. Standards and falls are nicely ruffled.