Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late
DESCRIPTION: S. pure white; F. starting pure white at haft and beard, slowly yielding to brush strokes light blue, eventually becoming wash of light blue at edge.
PARENTAGE: Salem X Wonderment
AWARDS: HC'65, HM '67, Judges' Choice '67 & '68, AM'69, Cook Memorial Cup '67
From the 1966 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: For this highly individual iris, reminding one of a snow capped peak rising above a blue haze, we selected a name suggesting the classic beauty of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Its coloration reminds one also of the color pattern of certain Japanese iris. Fuji's Mantle has snow-white standards and flaring falls also starting white, but slowly yielding to delicate brush strokes of light blue that eventually become a solid wash of cerulean. Iris judges who saw this last spring were unanimous in praise for its originality. This unique flower is of medium size, chaste and exquisite to an extreme. Triple branching enhances its garden effect.