I purchased this iris from Cooley's quite a few years ago. It is a truly lovely iris, but a slow grower. To make matters worse it is planted in a bed that has only a thin level of soil on top of bed rock. I redid the bed in 2006, adding compost and fertilizer, but it did not bloom in 2007. It has grown several healthy looking fans and will probably bloom in 2008.
From AIS Iris Registry:
(Ben Hager, R. 1992), Sdlg. T5292Br/Sal#3W. TB, 33" (84 cm), M
S. brown infused purple; F. salmon bronze edged brown; beards tangerine. T5033: (Fringe Benefits sib x Good Show) X T4595TBrW: (T4291TBr: (3897YTBds: (Golden Brilliance x Glowing Ruffles) x Perfect Accent) x Flaming Victory). Melrose 1993
Entries and Updates
Aug 9, 2007
Earthborn in bloom.
Aug 24, 2009
Divided in 2008. Sent piece to Mit. No bloom 2008 but looks healthy.