Margarita


  • 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: 1968

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 37"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. pure cool ice white; F. rich blue-violet-purple, velvety; beard white.

PARENTAGE: T-99-A: (3/A 166 Mrs. Stevens x Whole Cloth) X T 836-A: ((R 127-A: (M 1212 x Snowy Heron)) x P 864-A: (Lavish Lady x Top Favorite)

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1969, Award of Merit 1974

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1968 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: An Iris that will enhance any spot it occupies, be it park, backyard garden or commercial planting. Its color combination attracts one like a magnet. The graceful, lightly waved florets, with standards of crystalline white, like the twinkling milky way, contrast beautifully with the sumptuous falls of velvety, nighttime blue-purple and a capping white beard. Clean, contrasting, neat and tailored in appearance, with a ramrod stiff stem and three flowers open at a time. Every garden needs the color fascination of a purple and white amoena. Truly lovely.