May Delight



Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1966

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 37"

BLOOM SEASON: Late

DESCRIPTION: Cool lilac and opalescent warm pink; suggestion of fringes at edges of F.

PARENTAGE: Amethyst Flame X Pretty Carol

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1966 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Amethyst Flame has proven a remarkable parent and here we have infused into its cool lilac an opalescence of warm pink derived from Pretty Carol. May Delight has superb rounded form with generous ruffling intensifying toward just a suggestion of a lacy edge. A truly fascinating iris, its sturdy, tall stems and suede-like texture and late season bloom, which prolongs the iris season are all desirable features.