Ginger Swirl


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Garden

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Garden

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1985

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 34"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. light to medium copper tan; F. smooth pale lilac orchid, 3/4" tan edge; light golden yellow beard; ruffled.

PARENTAGE: M 684-A: (C 1365-2: (V 408-12: (R 808-E: (L 424-C: (Black Mischief x G 268-C: (Black Forest x Starless Night)) x L 474-J: (I 158-A: (Blue Glow x Black Belle) x Storm Warning)) x Black Swan) x T 1322-A: (K 348: (50-78 x I 2275-B) x unknown)) x T. Craig #38) x 1974-#1 6) X M 638-A: (H 1064-F x Chamber Music)

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1987, Award of Merit 1989

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO: From the 1985 Schreiner's Iris Lovers Catalog: How daring! A broad swirling rim of tan animates the falls of this spirited delight. Something new in Iris breeding! Witness the pronounced inch broad tan bands, dancing with life. A warm shade of orchid-lavender in the center of the falls creates a unique harmony. The domed standards are colored a complimentary even tannish brown shade. Note the 6 to 7 buds gracefully placed on well-branched stems.