Anthem


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1958

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. dark fuchsia plum; F. vibrant rosy-purple, edged with S. color; white beards tipped yellow.

PARENTAGE: Sdlg. G334B: (Gypsy Rose x Auburn) X Savage

AWARDS: HM'60

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1958 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: The tonal values of this vibrant fuschia-purple infused with bronze reminds one of a deeply resontant chord of pipe organ or bass viol. An immense Iris with serene, opulent form and candelabrum branching. The richness of its fuschia-purple tone is intensified by a generous margining of bronze infusion in the in the well-cupped taffeta standards. The lemon beard is inconspicuous. Antem has the dignity of Handel's Largo, the sumptuousness of Brahms orchestration. Its characterful beauty grows on one like the swelling of a vibrant chord.