Navy Strut


  • 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

  • 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: 1974

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 35"

BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: Marine violet-blue self; self beard; ruffled.

PARENTAGE: T 480-AA: (L 474-J: (I 158-A: (Blue Glow x Black Belle) x Storm Warning) x R 632-B: (First Violet x King's Choice)) X Y 64-A: (Sterling Silver x R 536-2: (M 1006-2: (J 240-B: (Pierre Menard x G 151-A: (Blue Rhythm x Chivalry)) x Harbor Blue) x M 1038: (Blue Sapphire x Harbor Blue))

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1975, Award of Merit 1977

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1974 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: This truly magnificent iris is no doubt the most ruffled and fluted dark indigo-blue iris available. As the striking blooms unfold they become increasingly expansive and broad. A rare exquisite creation with the happy combination of deep indigo-blue crisp, flaring florets. The fluting and ruffling give a distinct personality to the flower and it literally seems to "strut." Outranks other deep blue iris in ruffling and poise. The heavy substanced flowers are copiously large—individual blooms measure 7" top to toe, bearing 3 branches with 9 to 12 buds. It opens with three buds at once and has an extensive caterpillar violet beard. It has an extremely long blooming season; an elgantly formed, rich, ruffled deep blue bloom unequalled in grace and beauty.