• Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens



CLASS: Tall Bearded


BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. majolica yellow blended with tan, bronze midrib; F. yellow ochre with flash of imperial purple in center; dusty bronze beard; ruffled.

PARENTAGE: M 638-A: (H 1064-F x Chamber Music) X M 912-AA: (H 529-C: (October Ale x Hi Top)) x E 1068-A: (Wild Ginger x Taste Of Honey)))

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1991

PBF: Unknown

From the 1988 Schreinerís Iris Loverís Catalog: A novel and off-beat combination of yellow, tan and lavender, Bohemian will add unique flair to your garden. The falls are butterscotch yellow, brightening at the edges of the petals. A light lavender infusion enlivens their centers. Deeper bronze colors accent the hafts blending nicely with the tan standards. Very sturdy stems with three branches and a spur; 9-10 buds.

Bohemia was a former kingdom that was formed in 5th Century AD. After World War I, it declared independence, along with its neighbors Moravia and Slovakia. Following World War II and its invasion by the German army, Bohemia, along with Moravia and Slovkia joined together to form Czechoslovakia. After the country's break up in 1993, Bohemia and Moravia became the Czech Republic.