Bronze Bell


  • 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: 1957

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: Rich, metallic copper brown self; slight golden veins at haft; gold beards.

PARENTAGE: Copper Medallion X Inca Chief

AWARDS: HM'57, AM'59

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1957 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: From Copper Medallion x Inca Chief two peak coppers of distinctly different types comes this gorgeous development slated to take the Iris world by storm. We have never seen or grown anything to equal it in its color class. The color is startingly rich just like a piece of highly polished copper or light bronze. A heavy metallic luster plays over its surface with a golden iridescence. A massive flower of splendid substance with superb form and exuberant ruffling, Bronze Bell is extra generous in the number of flowers borne on its stout stems. The noblest copper of them all, Bronze Bell with be the conversation piece par excellence for years to come.