Bombay Sapphire

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris



CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded


BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. pale sky blue; style arms same, darker rib; F. pale sky blue, large diffuse turquoise spot, short white rays around beard, white dart at end of beard; beards cream in throat, cream to sky blue in middle, medium sky blue at end; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance.

PARENTAGE: Near Myth X I185A: (Toy Boat x Tu Tu Turquoise)

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 2010, Award of Merit 2014

PBF: Unknown

From hybridizer Paul Black: I have worked many generations since the debut of 'Tu Tu Turquoise' to obtain that same turquoise color but with better shaped flowers and more vigorous growth. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is very close to that goal. The road to that goal presented many challenges including seedlings with only one or two buds. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has three. Tightly formed flowers are sky blue tinted turquoise. Falls have large turquoise spots that lighten toward edges. Beards are sky blue.