Roselene


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1981

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Ruffled and laced blend of light rose salmon shadings; deep shrimp rose beard.

PARENTAGE: Faith As This X Cherry Sparkle

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1983

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1981 Schreiner's Iris Lovers Catalog: What verve! Here we offer what is probably the most unique rose-colored Iris that we know. Certainly one of the most beautiful. Roselene is a uniform self with a slightly hazy dusting of rose to salmon coloring. As the florets unfurl their ruffly laced tips, one notes that a shrimp-rose beard is present. Before introduction we called this beauty by the garden name "ashes of rose" but this connotation is unfair since it suggests a dirty clouding effect while Roselene is really a different (not a dirty) rose shaded variety. Plant this unique Iris with a sense of adventure; then enjoy its exciting distinction.