The horn at the end of a beard was first considered a deformity but the promotion of Lloyd Austin
soon inspired it as a category of Novelty Irises
. He called them Space-Age Iris and included those with flutes and flounces. Today many hybridizers have worked to create unusual flowers that have consistant displays of three similar horns/flounces. Often the past flowers would only display the trait on the most vigorous flower on a stalk and then perhaps on only two falls. The trait has been greatly improved and now Space Age Iris have even won the American Dykes Medal
. We are attempting to develop a list below of Irises with this trait. Please add any that have been missed by commenting in the comment box.
American Dykes Medal Winners
(1998), and 'Mesmerizer'
-- Main.RPries - 2010-11-02