Janice



Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1943

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Very Late

DESCRIPTION: Mid blue self.

PARENTAGE: Sensation X Zulu

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERSTING INFO: From the 1943 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: This attractive rich blue iris resembles Missouri somewhat only in place of the brown throat, Janice is a competely uniform blue. Broad, full flowers blooming toward the end of the season, it is heavily substanced. We have grown this seedling os Sensation X Zulu for some years and it is constantly selected by our visitors in preference to many newer kinds. It is a fine iris and we should have introduced it years ago as it has proven its worth through the stiffest competitive trials.

Webmaster Note: The original name for this Iris was most likely Sheila, as it appeared instead of the name Janice in the description above. Its quite possible the Schreiner's were calling by Sheila, and by the time they finally registered it, found out that the name had already been taken by Mrs. Tharp in 1939. It is also possible that they were distributing this Iris to their visitors as Sheila, since it was never registered and introduced officially until after a few years.