Celestial Explosion


  • 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: Richard Tasco

INTRODUCED: 2004

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 35"

BLOOM SEASON: Early Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. violet; style arms violet, old gold edges; F. cold white ground heavily peppered violet, darker violet rim; beards white with hairs tipped golden yellow, few violet tips at end; lightly ruffled; sweet fragrance.

PARENTAGE: Splashacata X Colortrak

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 2006, Award of Merit 2008

PBF: Yes

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 2004 Superstition Iris Gardens Catalog: Violet standards; cold white falls heavily peppered violet, darker violet rim. Inconspicous beard has bronzed yellow hairs on a white base with a few violet tips at the end. 2 or 3 branches with a spur producing 8-to-12 buds. Lightly ruffled with a slight sweet fragrance. Another step foward in the Splashacata line towards more overall fall dotting.