This is the iris that got me hooked on modern tall
bearded irises. I believe it was
in 1987 that I first saw it in Shepard’s Iris Garden here in
Phoenix and thought
it was the most beautiful flower I had ever seen. The bed was surrounded by art students
who were trying to capture its effervescence on paper. I ordered it at once and paid the
highest price I had ever paid for any plant, $10.