Photo Courtesy of Schreiner's Iris Gardens - Archival Film
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Early
DESCRIPTION: S. light blue; F. dark, velvety blue-black, dull old gold to bluish bronze beard.
PARENTAGE: N-364-1 (inv. dark sdlg. breeding) X R-103-1: (M1052-2: blue sdlg. x Whole Cloth)
From the 1965 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: This unique bicolor affords one of the smoothest studies in contrast that we have raised in many a year. The standards are a tint of very light sky blue, smooth and uniform throughout, with startling velvety falls of deepest blue-black. This novelty is the result of crossing blacks, like Licorice Stick with the Whole Cloth line. A very early, tall, background iris of excellent form and unique contrast. Very prolific, many tiems has 2 to 3 stems from each plant.
For unknown reasons, this photograph of Marvalon was never published in any Iris Lover's catalog. This photo is sourced from the original film taked by Robert Schreiner.