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■(TB) 'Dominion'

1917, Bliss

'Dominion' (Arthur John Bliss R, 1917) TB 36". Midseason bloom. Color Class -B3D. 'Cordelia' x 'Macrantha'.

Note: Amos Perry's obituary notes that 'Dominion' was descended from 'Black Prince' which has been referred to as a form of 'Macrantha' which is a synonym of Iris germanica 'Amas'.

Note: This is the first famous tetraploid variety that launched the iris revolution during the 1920's. To view Progeny

See below:



From Rainbow Gardens (Minn.) catalog, 1925: "A wonderful Iris and forerunner of a new race on account of the extraordinary development of the falls. Standards Dauphin's blue or light bluish-violet, large, erectly held, well developed and slightly veined. Falls of exceptional substance broadening out at the base to a deep rich indigo-purple velvet, veining at the throat, violet-purple on white ground. Beard orange, very pronounced. Strong and vigorous, foliage very broad and blue-green. Considered one of the finest irises in cultivation."
See John C. Wister Collection, Scott Arboretum Archives, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wister%20Iris%20046%20--%20Iris%20-%20Dominion.jpg


Doninion 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;

IB-'Minnell', IB-'Reoma', TB-'Amber Glow', TB-'Amun Ra', TB-'Ange', TB-'Ange Du Meridian',
'TB-Angkhor Vat', TB-'Angora', TB-'Bernardino', TB-'Bertrand', TB-'Blenda', TB-'Blessed Damosel',
TB-'Crinoline Days', TB-'Far Echo', TB-'Ganges', TB-'Glamour', TB-'Gold Fish', Tb-Grace Sturtevant,
TB-'Blue Heaven', TB-'Bruno', TB-'Burmah', TB-'C.J.P.Ulm', TB-'Caintuck', Tb-Canelands,
TB-'Canopus', TB-'Cantata', TB-'Capt. Anthony Eden', TB-'Cardinal', TB-'Centurion By Bliss', TB-'Charis',
'TB-Chenoa', TB-'Colonna', TB-'Columbia by Danenhauer', TB-'Conchobar', TB-'Conflagration', TB-'Corinthe',
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-- MikeUnser - 2009-12-05
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Dominion.JPGJPG Dominion.JPG manage 68 K 01 Feb 2011 - 17:14 IrisP  
Dominion.jpgjpg Dominion.jpg manage 23 K 18 Nov 2010 - 13:26 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
DominionRT.jpgjpg DominionRT.jpg manage 28 K 22 Jan 2012 - 16:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Rick Tasco
dominion.jpgjpg dominion.jpg manage 42 K 05 Dec 2009 - 16:42 Main.mikeu Dominion by Mike Unser
dominion01.JPGJPG dominion01.JPG manage 788 K 10 May 2018 - 02:50 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
dominion02.JPGJPG dominion02.JPG manage 743 K 10 May 2018 - 02:52 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
dominion1-08.jpgjpg dominion1-08.jpg manage 56 K 05 Dec 2009 - 16:43 Main.mikeu Dominion by Mike Unser
dominion5.JPGJPG dominion5.JPG manage 122 K 17 May 2024 - 02:56 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
dominion50.JPGJPG dominion50.JPG manage 203 K 17 May 2024 - 02:57 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
dominion51.JPGJPG dominion51.JPG manage 188 K 17 May 2024 - 02:57 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
dominion6.jpgjpg dominion6.jpg manage 15 K 13 Sep 2013 - 14:55 UnknownUser Photo by Anne Milner-Bliss Irises-United Kingdom
dominion9.JPGJPG dominion9.JPG manage 85 K 15 Aug 2021 - 01:32 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r32 - 17 May 2024, TLaurin
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