Brook Flower


  • 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: 1973

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Early-Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. pure frost white; F. same with precise perimeter of violet-blue; lemon yellow beard.

PARENTAGE: T 721-1 X T 59-A

AWARDS: HC'72, HM'74

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1973 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: One of our two cover iris, classed as a blue amoena and likened to FUJI'S MANTLE by judges, but there in the likeness ends. Glorious in form, varied and rich in its liquescent purity. Pure frost-white standards, beautiful from start to finish. Full broad falls expand to give this flower a feeling of undulating easy grace; each of the petals graceful and neatly disposed. The falls are creamy white graduating to an imperceptible blue wash intensified at the very edges to a precise circumspect blue rim. Significantly this edging of color intensifies under conditions of warmth when other iris might fade. Tall, three branches well-spaced with 8 to 9 buds. Highly Commended AIS '72

IMPOSTOR ALERT: Brook Flower is often confused with Fuji's Mantle. Fuji's Mantle has very flaring falls, while Brook Flower's falls droop down.