(W. R. Dykes
, R. 1924) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-R9D.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: PEERLESS (Dykes 1924). A magnificent flower of enormous size and brilliant coloring, giving the effect of rich, glowing mahogany-red. S. broad and-erect, light reddish-violet; F. straight hanging, deep red-purple, with bronze reticulations at the haft; beard rich gold, so brilliant that it lights up the whole flower. Strong in growth and free flowering on well-branched stems. 36 inches. $35.00 each.
| From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: PEERLESS (Dykes 1924) M. 38". A magnificent flower of enormous size and brilliant coloring giving the effect of a rich glowing light mahogany red. The standards are very erectly held with no tendency to “flop”. 3-1/2 inches long and 3 inches wide, light reddish violet in color. Falls straight hanging 4-1/2 inches long, 3 inches wide, rich deep velvety glowing red with bronze reticulations. Beard rich gold, so brilliant that it lights up the whole flower. Strong well branched stems. We think that this is one of the largest, finest, most beautiful iris we have ever seen. The stems are so tall and thick and the flowers so large and of such great substance, that it takes a plant of two year’s growth to give characteristic bloom. $10.00.
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