Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Late
DESCRIPTION: Medley of copper-violet, sunset hues, and reds intermingled; F with pronounced blue flush in center; brown beard.
PARENTAGE: M 801-1 (Oriental Glory x Inca Chief) X R 1053-1 ((M728-B (Inca Chief x Lady Albright)) X L 354-3 (Savage x Oriental Glory)t
From the 1966 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Like a diachronic jewel, flashing more than one brilliant color, this rich oriental-toned iris is a medley of coppers, violets, sunset hues, and reds intermingled with an electric blue flush on the velvet falls and a beard of burnished gold. We hope the engraver successfully captures this luxurious commingling of velvet tones. Illustration at left. If you like the sheen of deep-colored petunias, you will love this rich and scintillating iris. Beauty will out! Garden visitors have so said of this: "Wow, that's a rich one!"