Taylor Collection

Acolyte 1964

SDB. Green Spot x Little Shadow. Violet self. Ht 10". (Sdg no E.96/12) S.T. Wisley 1963, BIS Show Commendation 1963 (BIS Yearbook 1963)

Adrienne Taylor 1963

SDB. Green Spot x (Clear Sailing x Sulina) x sib. Mid blue. (Sdg E.97/22) S.T. Wisley 1963. BIS Show commendation 1963. (BIS Yearbook 1963)

NB: 2018: This image is not the right iris.


Amphora 1972

SDB. Sunny Heart x Sdlg J42. Stds white; falls white with clear yellow spot. Ht 12" (Sdlg L8/2). H C  Wisley 1972. (BIS Yearbook 1972)

Awards: AGC 1974    2nd Florence 1974

Anne Elizabeth 1970

12" plicata  [JDT]   


SDB.     Circlette x Plicatee. Stds blue, falls blue plicata. Ht 11". (Sdlg N6/4) (BIS Yearbook 1973)

Bibury  1975

SDB. Saltwood x sdlg M21. Stds white, falls white with pale yellow hafts, blue beard. Ht12". early. (Sdlg P68/3) AM Wisley 1975 (BIS Yearbook 1975)

Awards: AM 1975;  FCC 1882; Dykes Medal 1982; Lemon Trophy 1979;  2nd Florence 1976;  1st Vienna 1975;   AGC 1977

Brannigan 1966

SDB (( (Clear Sailing x Sulina) x sib x((Sylvisa Murray x Sky Song) x Welch H503)) x Green Spot. Stds violet, falls violet with darker velvet overlay. ht 13". Sdlg E/112/A3). HC Wisley 1966. (BIS Yearbook 1966)

Church Stoke 1979

SDB. Double lament sdlg x Double Lament. Stds bright purple; falls purple with light beard. ht 14" (36cm). Early. (sdlg V70/3). AGC BIS 1979. (BIS Yearbook 1979)

Awards: AGC 1979

 Cotsgold 1974   

Intermediate. Golden Flair x (Annette x D36/4). Gold self. ht 20". (Sdlg M79/4) HC Wisley 1974. (BIS Yearbook 1974)

Awards: HC 1974, AM 1977, Dykes Medal 1978      1st Vienna 1974, AGC 1974, Lemon trophy 1976  

Curlew 1967

IB: (( Langdale x Pogo) x Tall seedling)) x Atomic Blue. Stds mid yellow; falls mid-yellow with white streak vertically. Ht 19". (Sdlg H38/6). ST Wisley 1966. mid-season. (BIS Yearbook 1967)

Awards:  FCC 1969;  Lemon Trophy 1972


Devilry 1966

Sdlg E96/10 x lemanis. purple self with brown beard. Ht 13". (Sdlg Js/6). Mid season H.C Wisley 1969. (BIS Yearbook 1969)

Awards HC 1969     AM 1972   AGC 1972 


Double Lament 1969

(Green Spot x pumila) x Velvet Caper. Stds violet, falls violet with very deep flush on falls, orange beard. ht12". (Sdlg J36/5) mid-season. H.C. Wisley 1969 (BIS Yearbok 1969)

Awards  AGC 1971;  3rd Vienna 1974; Lemon Trophy 1974

nb: 2018: The photo may not be the correct iris, as it should have orange beards.

Dunlin 1972

MDB. miniplic x Anne Elizabeth. Stds blue, falls white with faint plicata markings. Ht6". Early. (Sdlg S28/4). HM (5th) Vienna 1977 (BIS Yearbook 1977) it is fertile both ways and passes on some of its better qualities to its offspring.

Awards: HM Vienna 1977     Silver Munich 1983

Eyebright 1977

SDB. Furnaceman x Flame Spot sdlg. Stds bright yellow; falls bright yellow with brown lines. Ht 12". (Sdlg R28/2). Mid season. H C Wisley 1977. (BIS Yearbook 1977)

Awards: HC 1977        AM 1978                Lemon Trophy 1981 AGC 1978


Forest Light 1962

((Sylvia Murray x Sky Song) x Welch H.503) x Green Spot. Stds cream; falls cream with yellow and green markings. Ht 14". (sdg B.32/2). S.T. Wisley 1962. (BIS Yearbook 1962)

Furnaceman 1972

SDB.  (Green Spot x sdlg) x (Garnet Lass x sdlg). Stds yellow; falls yellow with maroon spot. (ht 11". (Sdlg K 10/3). S.T. Wisley 1968. (BIS Yearbook 1972)

Awards:  HM Vienna 1971


Honington 1980

Stockholm x Bibury. Buttercup yellow self with white beard. ht 14"(36cm). (Sdlg Y11/1). HC Wisley 1980. (BIS Yearbook 1980)

Awards: HC 1980                  Bronze Munich 1983

Just Jennifer 1980

BB. Bibury x Wedding Vow. Flowers 5" across. ruffled white self, beard yellow tipped white. branches 3, buds 5. Average ht 25"964cm). Early. (Sdlg B8/3). SC BIS 1983. (BIS Yearbook 1983)

Awards: HC 1985      AGC 1985 

Katy Petts 1978

 The Souvenir de M. Lemon Trophy

Raised by John D Taylor this SDB iris from M9xK81 (involving Curlew and Garda) was selected for trial at Wisley in 1975 as seedling P5(/1. It received an HC in 1978 together with an AGC and was registered in that year. It is a very pretty 14” iris with standards mid-blue and falls the same mid-blue with a violet spot. The flower is enlivened by good beards of a sparkling pale blue. (BIS YB 1982.19)

Lord Warden 1962

Ethel Miller x Melbreak. Rich gold self with orange beard. Ht 33". (Sdlg E36/1). S.C, BIS 1966. (BIS Yearbook 1966)

Awards: S/C 1963  Lipscombe cCp 1964,  3rd Hamburg 1968,  10th Florence 1969

Nancy Hardy 1971

 MDB. Brannigan x Green Spot sdlg. Stds violet; falls violet with darker beard. Ht 5". (Sdlg H46/1). PC RHS 1971 (BIS Yearbook 1971)  

Awards: PC 1971  


Peggy Chambers 1976

(Dancer's veil x Siva Siva) x Anne Elizabeth. Stds violet; falls violet plicata. ht 18". (Sdlg R115/1). Mid season. Commended Wisley 1976. (BIS Yearbook 1976)

Awards: C 1976           HC 1977                AGC 1978

Red Rufus 1979

TB. (Lord Warden x Frontier Marshall) x Post Time. Brick red self; brown beard. Ht 38" (97cm). mid-season.  (sdlg V151/2). AM Wisley 1979. (BIS Yearbook 1979)

Awards:    AM 1979    AGC 1979    

Sarah Taylor 1979

SDB. Jones M212/3 x Stockholm. Stds cream; falls pale primrose, blue beard. Ht 12" (30cm). Early. (Sdlg Y10/4) BIS Taylor trophy 1979. (BIS Yearbook 1979)

Awards: AM 1982; FCC 1989; AGC 1981;  4th Vienna 1981; Bronze Munich 1983; lemon Trophy 1984


Solent Sun 1964

IB. Serin x ( (Sylvia Murray x  Sky Song) x Welch H.503) ) x Green Spot. pale yellow. Ht 25" (Sdg D 63/1.).  (BIS Yearbook 1964)

Stapleford 1971

MDB. Fiorellino x Sdlg E97/12. Stds white, falls white with pale blue ring round beard. Ht 6". (Sdlg J2/10). HC Wisley 1971. (BIS Yearbook 1971)

Awards: HC 1971 AGC 1974    1st Florence 1972 

Westwell 1978

SDB.  Circlette x Plicatee. Stds pale blue, falls blue plicata with stripes.  Ht 11". Early (Sdlg R68/1) HC Wisley 1978 (BIS yearbook 1978)    

Awards:  HC 1978  AGC 1980    Bronze Munich 1983

Widecombe Fair 1965

(Langdale x Pogo) x Pogo. Stds white, falls white with bright purple spot pattern. Ht 12". (Sdlg E87/1.) S.T. Wisley 1963. H.C. Wisley 1965. (BIS Yearbook 1965)