Photo Courtesy of Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog (1964)
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Late
DESCRIPTION: Pansy-violet self, violet cast beard.
PARENTAGE: First Violet X King's Choice
AWARDS: HC'63, HM'65, Judges' Choice '65 & '66, AM'67
From the 1964 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: If space limitations restricted one to growing only 'TEN OUTSTANDING IRIS' one selection ought to be the finest deep violet obtainable. Since the days of Madame Gaudichau, deep violet has been recognized as one of the great color categories among iris. It's a hue found but rarely in the Floral Kingdom. This year, for the first time in many years, we have a magnificent representative of the class to offer Iris Fanciers. PRINCE INDIGO cannot be called a novelty because of any peculiarity of color or form. It achieves uniqueness through sheer quality. The rich pansy violet hue, the absolute even coloring throughout, the glistening, luxurious pile, the generous size, superb branching and aristocratic bearing stamp this as an iris classic. The illustration here shows only part of its richness, it fails to show the the extra broad form characteristic of this worthy iris.