Monday, September 28, 2020

Photo Essay: Historic varieties from 1934

by Mike Unser

A selection of varieties I have grown that were introduced in 1934. New gene combinations from the previous decade were giving a wide range of novel forms, colors and patterns. The economic depression of the 1930's era was hard on the people of so many countries. Perhaps the need for hope and beauty fueled the innovation and creativity of these golden years for irises.

What are you growing from 1934?


  1. They’re all so beautiful! It’s great to see these photos all in one place.

  2. I've been growing the one between Rhages and Susa. Does it have a name? I've always call it Mission Iris or Mission Heritage Iris because it came to me from the San Miguel Mission in California.

  3. A certain graceful beauty in these older cultivars that is often lacking in the newer introductions.Thanks for sharing their gorgeous colors and forms. Randy/GA


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