(W. R. Dykes
, 1922) IB. Early bloom. Color Class B1M.
Note: Registered as an IB but considered a TB. See TB 'Sapphire'
| Awaiting original catalog description
| From Indian spring Farms catalog, 1927: SAPPHID (Dykes 1922). A beautiful, blue Iris that may best be described as an early-flowering Goldcrest, since it comes in flower about ten days earlier than that variety. The flowers are pure Dauphin's blue, with a conspicuous, brilliant cadmium-yellow beard. Very free-flowering andgrows 24 to 30 inches high. $2.00 each.
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: SAPPHIRE (Dykes). A blue self in class with Wedgewood, though probably not as good as that variety. It is a splendid flower of good substance and is a profuse bloomer. Bright green foliage not quite as tall as the bloom stalk. Height 30 to 33 inches $2.50.
Sapphid, Saphir, Saphid, Sapphira.
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