TAMAR (1920)


Leonidas x Queen of May

In 1909, when it first flowered it was very fine in comparison to what existed then, or even up to 1919, but will soon be outclassed. It is a good parent, and distinct type. (AJB in AIS Bulletin #43)

Tall reddish lilac pallida self with semi-spreading Falls veined with deeper colour. Unbranched spikes with medium to large flowers, early and free flowering. A lovely colour and a strong plant and rampant grower. 3' 6" [107cm] (1920+ Orpington1923)



TB-M-S6D (obsolete AIS checklist 1939 superseded? )  

 Dwarf and sturdy variety of Iris King type with flowers of medium size. Standards arching coppery yellow. Falls flaring bright plum violet margined dull yellow, heavily reticulated. 18"[45cm]. (Wallace1921/22/24)



TB-M-B1L (superseded? AIS Checklist 1939)

Flavescens x Amas

Very extraordinary variety, producing enormous flowers, larger than any other, of 2 distinct shades of pale lilac lavender blue. Standards liable to flop after 2nd day of opening, but this does not detract from beauty of the huge blossoms which are borne on stout stems 3'[90cm]. (Wallace 1920/21/22/24)



Trosupurba x Dominion

RHS AM 1927

Finest of dark coloured type, the blending of the deep tones being most harmonious. Standards manganese violet to maroon purple in centre and shading to bronze at base. Falls rich velvety blackish purple. Large flower of fine form. Standards arching, cupped, manganese to litho purple, tinged auricula purple and dark maroon purple in centre. Falls circular, very smooth, flat and hanging, rich velvety blackish purple with brown reticulations on haft. Base of segments stained straw. Flower of rich Rembrantesque colouring. Branching spikes, fairly free flowering 2' 8" [80cm] (best of dark blended type) (AJB 1920/21)

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TESSA (1927)

TB-S9M (obsolete AIS checklist 1939)

A Citronella form of flower, but rather larger, it is I'm sure, the most beautiful coloured iris yet raised. (AJB: in AIS Bulletin #43)

S puce, shaded strawberry with bronze sheen. F crimson-maroon. A very bright and telling colour. Medium size flower. (RHS: 1926)

Orpington Nurseries Catalogue 1922

TITAN (1919)


Dominion x Trosupurba

RHS AM 1927.     Haarlem AM 1930

Largest of Dominion race, with broad spreading falls. Standards light violet blue. Falls violet purple with conspicuous reticulations. A very strong plant, with massive stems and wide branching habit. Very free flowering. (AJB)

Vigorous growth, and of rapid increase. Foliage glaucous green 22-26"[55-65cm]. Flowering stems 28-30"[70-75cm], straight, 5 flowered. Flowers close, well proportioned, stiff. Standards domed 2 ⅜ x 2⅜ ", bright rosy lavender, falls drooping, blade 1¾x 2¼", rich auricular purple with white beard tipped pale orange.(RHS Trials Wisley)


TOGA (1922)

TB (not yet in commerce; AIS checklist 1939)

TOMTIT (1919)


Jean Sisley x Loppio

Effect deep mulberry purple self. Standards bluer mulberry purple reticulated red-purple at base of claw. Falls mulberry purple reticulated same to darker on inner haft. Beard fine, dense very conspicuous yellow orange. Not very tall, grows moderately, slender erect green foliage. Stems flexuous with 3-4 brilliant blooms with stiffly held falls. delicate flower spikes.(Cornell University: 1925)


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Maori King x Thorbecke

Tristram is a dwarfer habited plant than most, but its small stature does not detract from beauty of its flowers. Falls deep maroon with reticulations, standards bluish colour. (Gardeners Chronicle: 1919)

Bicolour. Standards white tinted lavender. Falls velvety blackish purple. Stalk well branched. Foliage tinged at base. Claw flecked dark. Haft white heavily veined to below beard, beard white, yellow tipped, spathes not flushed. Very close to Thorbecke, but apparently sturdier and better branched. (AIS Bulletin: #9)


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