Chain O Gold


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1974

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. smooth lemon; F. white with heavy wash of gold concentrating at edges, heavily ruffled; medium yellow beard.

PARENTAGE: May Delight X Christmas Time

AWARDS: High Commendation 1973, Honorable Mention 1976

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1974 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: An exquisite, crispy ivory to jersey-cream white bloom of unusual substance and texture, with a generous dash of glittering, sparkling encrusted gold gilted edges, epaulets and washes that cleverly embroider each standard. The falls are flaring with a laced edge, and a well-branched stem. There is a glimpse of paradisiacal comeliness that is captured in this exquisite iris. The ruffled, crinkled petals - the jaunty, flaring style of the flower with straight as an arrow branched stem embodies this appealing, fresh colored beauty; as lovely as its name.