Royal Contrast


  • 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

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Alta Brown

INTRODUCED: 1962

CLASS: Standard Dwarf Bearded

HEIGHT: 14"

BLOOM SEASON: Early

DESCRIPTION: Deep royal purple self, deeper around white beard.

PARENTAGE: Green Spot X Florinda

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1963

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1965 Brown's Iris Gardens Catalog: Smooth, velvety deep purple with contrasting heavy white beard. Wide flaring form.

Webmaster note: The beards seem to be unstable and vary from bloom to bloom, sometimes showing more yellow (from deep in the throat) than white, as can be seen in the 4th and 5th photograph.