Photo Courtesy of Nancy Elliott
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Violet-blue self with clean unveined hafts; beard light white with hint of blue.
PARENTAGE: (W 118-A: (R 510-A: (M 1006-A: (J 240-B: (Pierre Menard x G 151-A: (Blue Rhythm x Chivalry)) x Harbor Blue) x K 594-A: (Pierre Menard x I 234-1: (Danube Wave x F 679, unknown)))) x R 615-A: (Bluebird Blue x M 1011-2: (Biscay Bay x Harbor Blue))) X V 137-A; (R 614-4: (Bluebird Blue x ?K 587-B: (H 75-A: (Cahokia x Jane Phillips) x I 237-3: (Quicksilver x Jane Phillips))) x R 1122-10: (Swan Ballet x M 971-1; (Harbor Blue x G 10-C; (44-41: (Missouri x Snowking) x 7-46: (Winter Carnival x Snow Carnival)))))
From the 1969 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: In show business and the sports world when performers reach the top and are acclaimed stars, they say they have hit the "big time" or the "big league." No less a star, and destined for many great performances, is this really supper, big, broad petaled blue. It is a most pleasing, rich shade of blue. The large, round flowers are well ruffled, well substanced and of wonderful mien. The stem is proportionately strong, often presenting 3 flowers open at the same time. A lusty grower and all around performer. We have a very high regard for this new blue.