Newport


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1963

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Early

DESCRIPTION: Pure white ground, daintily marked light blue; soft yellow beard.

PARENTAGE: (Caroline Jane x Belle Meade) X Dotted Swiss

AWARDS: High Commendation 1960, Honorable Mention 1966

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1963 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: This is the bluest of the blue plicatas an iris whose snowy ground is edged a delightful cerulean blue. Not as fancy an iris as Rococo but bluer. Newport won is spurs the year after the American Iris Society met in Oregon (1960), having been given a Highly Commended award by the AIS judges.