Fuji's Mantle



Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1966

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 35"

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

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
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.