F. X. Schreiner


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Schreiner's Iris Gardens

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 2015

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. silver-violet; F. purple-violet, white veining around beard; beard hairs based yellow, tips purple.

PARENTAGE: NN 181-A: (Bluelight Yokohama x Midnight Majesty) X Can’t Touch This

AWARDS: None

PBF: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 2015 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: F.X. Schreiner’s galvanizing colors and proportion will grab you. Slightly blue-infused at the midribs, the standards are otherwise a clean white. The thrilling, French blue falls flare with élan. Yellow beards unify white striping. This ruffled specimen features good substance and a satisfying Iris stem habit – 4 branches with 9 buds on a stalk. Ninety years ago F.X. (Francis Xavier) Schreiner printed a modest catalog, and began selling bearded iris. What would his reaction have been to F.X. Schreiner? The Blue Dominant Amoena was non-existent when he was alive. He once wrote that he’d give anything for 50 more years to work with Bearded Iris.