After many years as one of the most famous and beloved iris hybridizing nurseries in the world, Australia's Tempo Two run by Lesley and Barry Blyth is set to close after the 2017 season.
While this is sad for iris lovers everywhere, I think we should celebrate their many years working with irises by posting our favorite Blyth irises. There sure is a lot to choose from!
The first irises I think of when someone mention the Blyths are:
(1990) Named for Barry's mum. Can be found in the pedigree of many of his later irises, same as
(1991) One of the first Blyths to ever make my iris wish list. (Still looking!)
(2015) To me, this is a quintessential Barry Blyth iris - and, no surprise, it has Adoree in its pedigree.
This is the only iris by Lesley Blyth that I have (on order this year):
(2010) With both name and colours to warm the heart!
(2007) The iris which has resided on my wish list longer than any other. I am still looking for it and one day I hope to add it to my modest, but much loved collection of Blyth irises.
Do you have a favorite Blyth iris? Or ten?
Please post away!