Oh Jamaica


  • 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: 1995

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. buff tan with violet midrib; F. maroon; beards orange.

PARENTAGE: 1983 #2, unknown, X T 1488-1: (M 912-AA: (((October Ale x Hi Top) x ((Wild Ginger x Taste of Honey) x Y 866-A: ((Olympic Torch x Brass Accents sib) x (((A 115 x Casa Morena) x Inca Chief) x Dark Chocolate)))) x Copper Nugget) x San Jose)

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1997

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1995 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Here we have a buff-tan and rose-maroon bicolor that evokes a warm Caribbean spirit. What we cannot portray in a photo is the stupendous size of each flower: a full 7 inch span from top petal to bottom is normal for this Goliath. Spendid garden stamina produced 8 to 11 budded stems and makes for a long bloom period.