Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Quest for Orange: by Heather Pryor

On her latest contribution to IRISES, the Bulletin of The American Iris Society, Australian hybridizer Heather Pryor writes candidly about her work on creating the ultimate orange Louisiana Iris (LA). She calls her work, "Heather’s ‘orange brick road of hybridizing endeavors’."

'Bound For Glory'
Her dedication to detail is evident and admirable, as is her use of descriptive language: "It has similar coloration to a zucchini or pumpkin flower; not quite yellow and not quite orange." 

'Mumma's Marmalade'
Take the road to "orange" with Heather Pryor by reading this wonderful article, you will be lead into a path of creativity, where you yourself may find it fascinating to create that which you desire; and in the end you will be asked to make your own decision regarding the outcome. Has she made it? Is this the color of her obsession?

'Tandoori Sizzler'
After reading this wonderful article and looking at Heather Pryor's irises, I'm fully motivated to admonish my creative inner Self and find a way to Iris Heaven. Hope you will too.

Members of The American Iris Society receive a copy of IRISES, which is published quarterly and available in print or digital formats. More information on membership, please check our website. 

Other pertinent information on Louisiana irises can be found in the website of the Society for Louisiana Irises.


  1. Fantastic colors! Oranges are one of my husbands favorite colors and he really liked tandoori sizzler, we will be on the lookout for this one.

  2. Thank you Carla. Heather Pryor beautiful LA irises are distributed in the U.S. by Iris City Gardens, in case you'd like to Google them. Happy gardening.


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