CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Uniform coppery red self; self beard; ruffled.
PARENTAGE: Vitafire X V 270-4: (R 329-B: (L 318-1: (I 275-8: (Orelio x Pacemaker) x Inca Chief) x M 951-3: (Quechee x I 274-1: (Orelio x Pacemaker) x Vitafire))) x Fire Magic)
AWARDS: High Commendation 1970, Honorable Mention 1972, Cook-Lapham Cup 1972, Walther Cup 1973, Award of Merit 1974
From the 1971 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: A magnificent, smooth coppery red self. Glossy and satin smooth this is as uniform a red self, beard and all, as we have ever raised. Rounded and opulent in form, the falls nearly touch the hafts due the fullness of the bloom. Branched stems regularly open three perfect blooms at the same time. Most red iris cannot equal iris other color in stature and bud count but this new red has tall, sturdy, 36-inch stems with four branches averaging nine buds per stem. And the rich color extends deep into the throat, and, along with the self-matching beard, lend added richness. Finally a pleasant ruffle tips off this smoothest of all reds. HC'70