CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late
DESCRIPTION: Uniform golden yellow self, velvety sheen; gold beard.
PARENTAGE: Saffron Robe X unknown
AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1981, Award of Merit 1983
From the 1979 Schreinerís Iris Lover's Catalog: Right from the treasure vault comes this finely wrought and vividly glossy deep golden Iris. We were thrilled and exhilarated while viewing the exquisite burial treasures of King Tutankhamen. Eureka! We had the appropriate name for this bright golden-yellow Iris. From the moment this floral wonder starts to unfurl its petals until it reaches full maturity one revels in its luxurious beauty. Ultimately massive full flowers of gay rich color, crown an ideal nicely branched lusty growing plant. This imposing rich and shiny absolute self with the radiance of pure gold is indeed a dramatic beauty.
Tut refers to the youngest of the Egyptian pharaohs King Tutankhamen, who died at the age of 18 in the year 1323 B.C. His tomb filled with gold was not discovered until 1922.