From Lloyd Austin’s Iris Color Guidebook 1966 “Color Photograph shows shimmering reality and beauty personified. This combination of prominen thorns with heavily laced petal edges captivates every viewer. Unexcelled for exhibition at flower shows, sure to be a sensation. Avery large flower. Pollen fair; an extremely heavy seed setter (Horned Skylark x Ruffled Apache).”
Mid season bloom. Color Class Y3, Standards deep yellow; falls light yellow; horned beard and laced.