Jewel Tone


  • 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: 1966

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 37"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: Rich glossy ruby-red self; F. with heavier nap; dull brown beard.

PARENTAGE: R 348.-A (((L 572-i (1(1 338-1 (Casa Morena x Burmese Ruby)) x ((I 244-1 (Orelio x Pacemaker))) x Trim) X Tomeco

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1967, Judges' Choice 1968, Cook-Lapham Bowl 1968

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1966 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Differs from any previous introduction. It is not a fiery coppery red, not a maroon or a mahogany, and not a purple red, but really a deep, glossy ruby red that shines like a rich translucent polished carnelian. It truly gleams like a jewel. Not only is its color rich and vibrant, but it has classical precision of form. Every floret seems to be equally perfect. Texture is enameled and somewhat velvety. To list its breeding for six generations is to recite a litany of fine breeders: Inca Chief, Orelio, Trim (twice), Cordovan, Pacemaker, and finally the ultra smooth Tomeco.

IMPOSTOR ALERT: There are many imposters of Jewel Tone out there. Jewel tone should be a red that is similar to wine than a rust color. Although there are some haft markings, they should not be heavily reticulated.