Photo Courtesy of Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog (1963)
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Ruby to garnet red self, hint of chocolate; bronzed gold beard.
PARENTAGE: Caldron X N 595-1
AWARDS: HM'64, Judges' Choice '64 & '65, AM'66, Cook-Lapham Bowl '66
From the 1963 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Here is a ruby to garnet red od different tonal value from any red we have previously introduced. It is emphatically not a dull red but rich and jewel-like. The crisply flaring blooms have ideal classic form, remarkable substance, and a plushy sheen on the falls. Haft markings are totally absent. There is a hint of chocolate in the coloring. This is one of the finest red reds we have released and only our faliure to get a large picture of it prevents a full-size catalog color plate. The small picture on page 53, made from a small film, does not do justice to Gypsy Jewels.