Harbor Blue


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1954

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: Self, light blue.

PARENTAGE: Jane Phillips X Quicksilver

AWARDS: HM'55, AM'57

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1954 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Like the pellucid sapphire of a Bermuda harbor at sunset when the wind is stilled is this magnificent derivative of three famous inbred blues: Chivalry, Distance and Jane Phillips. We have raised innumerable blue seedlings from the finest possible blood lines but never before were greeted with such progress as this seedling reveals. Hybrid vigor gives it bamboo-type stems and flawless branching plus a leatheriness of substance that make it practically wind and weather proof. The soul of the flower lover is perennially hungry for soul-satisfying blues and here is one which in massive size, lavish form, glossy texture, richness and exquisiteness of hue, plus freedom form lavender really lifts the heart. A trans-mundane beauty that is truly inspiring in the clump. How can your garden be without it?