You are here: Iris Wiki>TbPthruT Web>TallBearded>TbTwilightZone (05 Nov 2018, Betsy881)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Twilight Zone'

1963, Tompkins

'Twilight Zone' (Chet Tompkins, R. 1961). Seedling# 58-120. TB, 42" (107 cm), Midseason to very late bloom. Rosy dusky violet self; self colored beard. 'Down Beat' X 'Real Glory'. Fleur de Lis 1963.

See below:


From Fleur de Lis catalog 1963 TWILIGHT ZONE (Tompkins 1963) M.VL. 44 in. Mountain Music x (Down Beat x Al Borak). A blend of Parisian blue, Dauphine rose and Vanderpools violet, by Ridgway. This is, as near as we can describe it, a smoothly colored self derived from tones of deep Petunia violet, rich rose purple and what surely must be a faint though subtly hidden blending throughout of coppery Cocoa. A wide, thick beard of a more vivid tone of smoky red purple adds to this combination and produces a glowing, smokily overtoned flower almost impossible to accurately describe but one which is so different and compellingly beautiful that it truly seems to be "Almost out of this world." Flawlessly clean and velvety finished with wide, perfectly domed stands and broad, gently waved, horizontal falls; the massive, regal blooms are displayed to perfection on tall, strong, widely branched stalks. One of our personal favorites. No. 58- 120. $25.00.

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 Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded 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.


-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-11-05
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
TwilightZoneBHI.JPGJPG TwilightZoneBHI.JPG manage 3 MB 26 Feb 2018 - 20:44 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r11 - 05 Nov 2018, Betsy881
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