Blooming today in the Autumn afternoon sun shining its light on this re-bloomer. Tall! some 9 inches taller than its registered height coming in at 97cm (39"). Buds are tipped violet with a tan gold outer opening to creamy white standards that have just a blush of violet lavender and are heavily infused with a bright gold shade in the midribs. Falls are indeed the off white with strong gold shoulders, gold on the reverse, all completely finished with an amazing bold yellow beard. The bloom stalk in this photo has had frosts and buckets of rain thrown at it and it didn't give up so there is a strong possibility that when it blooms in its regular mid season time slot later this year it will be an iris to watch out for!!
2016 New Zealand Iris Hybridisers Cumulative Checklist
IRWELL SOFT HEARTED (Ron Busch, R. 2010). Sdlg.1771-4110. TB, 30" (76 cm), M. S. white, gold center; style arms gold; F. off-white, gold shoulders, gold reverse; beards yellow. Parentage unknown.
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