■(TB) 'Sir Michael'
( George Yeld
, 1925). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class-B3M.
| From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: SIR MICHAEL (Yeld 1925) M. 48". This is the best iris Mr. Yeld has ever raised, surpassing even Asia. It is a most striking variety, a magnificent grower with exceedingly strong stems, which are widely branched. The flowers, which are very large and massive, are remarkable for the very fine color of the falls—-a rich, deep, very velvety blue purple, which becomes deeper and more striking toward the haft. The standards are a clear lavender blue and the beard brilliant red gold. This is considered one of the finest English Iris, and every year we see it, we like it better. We are sorry our color plate does not do it justice. We cannot recommend this variety too strongly. It is one of the world’s best iris. $12.50.
| From Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: SIR MICHAEL: Unquestionably the finest blue and purple bicolor in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded as the finest iris ever to come from England and a sensation wherever shown. In our own wet Northwest, in dry and sunny California, and in Nebraska, Ohio, and the colder Minnesota and New England, we found it blooming equally well. A super iris, if ever there was one. Each $4.00; three for $10.50; ten, $30.00
| From Adamgrove catalog, 1997: SIR MICHAEL (Yeld, 25) Sir Michael Foster imported giant tetraploid irises from Asia which made possible our modem Tall Bearded varieties. Light purple violet standards; velvety red violet falls. White haft markings. Strong, pleasant fragrance. Yeld was a master plantsman who bred several genera.We know him primarily for Iris and Hemerocallis. England. $5.00. AM of the RHS, 29.
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