Type: Tall Bearded (TB)
Originator: Byers, Monty
Bloom Season: Midseason late
Awards: HM '91, AM '93, Wister Medal '96, Dykes Medal '97
Note Thornbird's dark violet horns extending an inch or more from the beards. Like talons, they create an appealing contrast to the flower's delicate shadings. These ecru and greenish tan shades are lighter in the standards and darker in the falls. A prolific bloomer, Thornbird often yields more than one stem per rhizome.