Golden Treasure


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1936

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: White washed with gold; gold at the haft; golden-orange beards.

PARENTAGE: Pluie D'Or X W.R. Dykes

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1936, Award of Merit 1938

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1936 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: An exquisite new cream iris with a charm that eludes both the camera or any word-picture we could paint. Its loveliness seems to lie principally in its shimmering silkiness of texture and in the subtle infusion of golden light thruout the center of the flower. The beard is bright orange. We would have named this iris "Goldenheart", had the name been available, so appropriately does this name suggest the effect of a glowing inward light characteristic of this flower. One well-known authority said of Golden Treasure, "It's practically the ultimate in its class." The flower has excellent substance, fine form and size, and a well-branched stem. Height is 36-40 inches. Once this iris has been seen, we predict its popularity will become widespread.