See New TB Image Gallery


You are here: Iris Wiki>Main/Mdb Web>MdbHarlequinByPerry (23 Feb 2021, Harloiris)Edit Attach

(MDB) 'Harlequin By Perry'

1903, Perry

'Harlequin' (Amos Perry, 1903) DB. Early bloom. Color Code-B9D. 'Balkana' x I. cengialti.

Declared Obsolete in 39 checklist. Synonym: Balceng Harlequin. Reference catalogs: Perry 1903, Barr 1910. Farr 1912, Bonnewitz 1920.

Note: Not to be confused with TB 'Harlequin'.

See below:
Error: no images found


Balceng, very handsome hybrids of I. balkana x I. cengialti, the falls in the flowers being artistically flaked. They are intermediate in their period of blooming, filling the gap between the very earliest of the Dwarf bearded Irises and the taller and later flowering bearded Irises.
Special note from RRP: The dwarf iris 'Harlequin' curretly in commerce does not quite match the original descriptions but the meanings of some old descriptors were unclear. Bonnewitz's description from 1920 could fit these current plants. See SDB 'Harlequin'
From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: Balceng, HARLEQUIN. S. a very soft shimmering yellow; flecked lightly with green; F. yellow marked with bronze-purple; 12 in. 25 cts.; $1.50 a doz.
From Barr & Sons catalog 1906: Harlequin. Standards satiny white, flecked and shot pale sea-green; Falls olive-yellow, flaked bronze. Height 15".
Barr 1906 catalog
Farr 1912 catalog "'Balceng, Harlequin'. S. satiny white, flaked and shot pale sea-green; F. orange-yellow, flaked bronze,orange beard. 15 in. 35 cts."

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in MDB's? Please visit the: Dwarf Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
Topic revision: r15 - 23 Feb 2021, Harloiris
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback