Bright Contrast



Photo Courtesy of Fritz Lehmann

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1953

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Early

DESCRIPTION: Plicata, white banded red-violet.

PARENTAGE: (Beau Ideal x Wasatch) x unknown) X Minnie Colquitt

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERSTING INFO: From the 1953 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: The dash and vibrancy of this deep colored plicata of richest petunia markings on white. It brings to the rich colored plicatas the brilliancy and clear cut features of such plicatas as Blue Shimmer.

Strangely, Bright Contrast was not included with the rest of the 1953 introductions. It was, however, placed in the general listing of Iris, even though it had a price tag matching the rest of its introductory siblings.