Bright Lights


  • 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

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1946

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. yellow; F. white ground, yellow border, tan spots and veins at haft; dull yellow beard.

PARENTAGE: Naranja X Siegfried

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERSTING INFO: From the 1946 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: A novel plicata. Actually an iris that gives three different effects. It is very effective in the garden (many pilcatas are more ideal for close inspection) where it carries as an effective waxy rich yellow, shining and bright. A bit closer we notice that the falls have a heart of alabaster white, so much so that the flower appears as a bi-tone, bright yellow standards and white falls. Closer still we are intrigued by the pleasantly marked petals - a soft tan brown stitching. This pattern is applied with consummate art and grace, done in such a clear-cut manner the background colors of both the standards and the falls are not deadened by the plicating so the vividness of contrast and the colors are highly expressive. Bright Lights can be likened to Tiffanja but it is less dull, the yellow and white of the flower is clearer, more waxy and very bright. Highly novel and one of the most effective plicatas for the garden.