Blue Baron


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1962

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Marine-blue self.

PARENTAGE: (Helen McGregor x Fay sdlg.) X ((Jane Phillips x sdlg. E-398) x (Cloud Castle x Narain))

AWARDS: HC'60, HM'63, Judges' Choice '63 & '64, AM'65

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1962 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: This massive marine blue iris, with its massive size, classic, opulent, ruffled form, superb candelabrum branching and outstanding height and vigor, has been acclaimed by visiting judges as one of the finest iris ever seen. Blue Baron will become the boast, and the toast, of every outstanding iris garden. Besides the most unusual color - a deeper, truer blue than usual in an iris this deep - the exceptional branches which in turn have smaller branchlets with a total of as many as 15 to 18 buds on an individual stem.