Kahili


  • 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: 1961

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 35"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. clear gold-yellow; F deep maroon, no haft markings.

PARENTAGE: Broadway Star X Gaylord

AWARDS: HM'62

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1961 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: From two such auspicious ancestors as Broadway Star and Gaylord comes this brilliantly contrasting variegata. The deep maroon falls are rich and velvety; the clean, crisply-carried standards are a luminescent pale gold deepening toward the edges. The whole effect is much fresher and more charming. A clump of beautifully branched Kahili is like a sconce of lighted tapers in the garden. In its color class, Kahili has no superior.

Kahili are feathers given to Hawaiian royalty.