Nosferatu


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Paul Black

INTRODUCED: 2010

CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded

HEIGHT: 14"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason Late

DESCRIPTION: S. indian red; style arms gold, indian red edges and crests; F. brighter and slightly lighter indian red, near black spot on upper half, short muted gold veins beside gold beards; pronounced spicy fragrance.

PARENTAGE: L247A: (Eye of Newt x Marksman) X Gingerbread Trim

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 2012, Award of Merit 2014

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the hybridizer Paul Black: Even though Nosferatu may have been a plagiarized version of Dracula, this version is no knock off. Its burning hues are quite unique. Indian red standards have a shimmering satin sheen as any vampire cloak should. Falls are the same but with a bit more yellow that sets them aflame. Near-black spots draw you nearer to danger. Glowing orange gold beards seal your fate. It is a favorite among garden visitors. Some in this color range burn in the sun but not this one.