iris flammenschwert
© Phil Edinger


Flammenschwert
Goos & Koenemann, 1920

TB M Y9D

From Bonnewitz Irises catalog for 1926:  "S. empire yellow; F. velvety brown with yellow border. This variety came from the same hybridizer as Iris King, and is very much like that famous old variety, but it has not yet displaced it. Some experts think it has better size and is clearer in color tone."

From Cayeux et LeClerc's catalog for 1927:  "Same colour but brighter than Iris King. Very flowering variety."

From Indian Springs Farms catalog for 1931:  "Makes a spot of gorgeous color. S. bright yellow; F. brown, with yellow border. 2½ ft."

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1933:  "Standards bright golden brown; Falls crimson-maroon, edged yellow."

Comment:  Is National's 1933 'bright golden brown' standards notation an environmental difference?  ...actually Iris King?

AM RHS 1929.