ORIGINATOR: Jospeh Ghio
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late
DESCRIPTION: Rosy purple, metallic sheen; beards antique gold.
PARENTAGE: Regimen X Ennoble
From the 2004 Bay View Gardens Catalog: Years ago, we grew the iris Vesuvius, and have been trying to get that wonderful rosy purple coloring in a modern iris. Finally here it is! The rosy purple Vesuvius coloring on big blooms with a metallic sheen and ultrasmooth finish. The petals have the Regimen fine sheered edges with ruffling and lace. The beards are striking antique gold. Ennoble stems with plentiful buds.
Mount Vesuvius is perhaps most famous for its 79A.D. eruption that destroyed the village of Pompeii in Italy. It is the only active volcano on the European main continent. Its last eruption was in 1944, during World War II.