(Sir Michael Foster
, 1885, Collected, Amasia). TB; Color code =B3M, Height 30" (75 cm), Early bloom. Standards paler blue, Falls deep blue purple, prominent beard bluish white hairs tipped orange.
| The Bulletin of The American Iris Society gives "Flowers large; early; light hyssop violet; Falls smooth petunia violet; stalk low and very well-branched; growth vigorous; 30 in. Details. Standards very finely veined, floppy; beard bluish white, orange tipped. One of the best germanicas, the parent of 'Oriflame' and many other large hybrids. The pollen only is fertile. As a parent it carries its size, height, often its color and poor substance." Despite this quote 'Dorcas Hutcheson' and 'Ursula' are said to be from pods on 'Amas'. 2n=48. Dammann 1895; also considered by some as synonymous with 'Macrantha'. Generally classed as Iris germanica L..
| Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 15: 3 Oct. 1889; Dammann 1895, Farr 1912, Francis 1920; Wing 1920; Cornell Arigricultural Experiment Station Memoir 100: 79 1926 illustrated, Berry 1929; Perry 1938; Tip Top 1938, Vilmorin 1938; Katkamier 1939, Gilbert Wild & Sons 1939, Journal Royal Horticultural Society 53: Pt 1, 131January 1928 Trials, High Commendation Royal Horticultural society 1916; AAclix.
| See also information on the Historic Iris preservation Society website
Amas was one of the most important "Germanica" cultivars in the creation of the modern tetraploid tall-bearded Irises. Here is a list of it first generation crosses;
|| 'Anne Bullen',
|| 'Autumn Haze',
| 'Autumn King',
|| 'Blue Bird',
|| 'Blue Gown',
|| 'Dorcas Hutcheson',
| 'Souv. De Mme Gaudichau',
| 'Edouard Michel',
|| 'Eleanor Roosevelt',
|| 'Kiltealy Shy Blue',
|| 'Lady Grey',
|| 'Lent A. Williamson',
|| 'Lord Of June',
|| 'Mons. Chaber',
|| 'Mrs. Walter Brewster',
| 'Phyllis Bliss',
|| 'René Cayeux',
|| 'Sir John Eaton',
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