Purgatory


  • 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: Walter Moores

INTRODUCED: 1987

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 32"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason Late

DESCRIPTION: S. dark orange; F. red brown, edged burnt orange; burnt orange beard.

PARENTAGE: Dante's Inferno X (Denver Mint x (Halloween Party x Ahead of Times))

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1990

PBF: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the American Iris Society Bulletin for April 1987, Walter A. Moores Introductions: If you know Dante's Inferno, you will recognize refinement in its child-width, ruffles and a smoother application of color. Standards are dark orange with red-brown falls rimmed dark orange. Beards are burnt orange. The bloom season is later than Dante's Inferno, enabling one to have this color pattern in bloom for most of the season.

From the 1995 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: The colors of Purgatory's amber-orange standards and rich reddish brown falls combine to create a unique and inviting bitone effect. Note how the color of the falls lighten at the edges, giving a golden orange rim to the ruffled and flaring falls.