Photo Courtesy of Sheri Arevalo
CLASS: Tall Bearded
DESCRIPTION: Dark marine blue-violet uniform color; navy blue beard.
PARENTAGE: S 635-A: (J 219-A: (Blue Ensign x (The Admiral x Great Lakes)) X Randolph 53-244-2: (Pierre Menard x (Distance x Sylvia Murray))
AWARDS: HC'65, HM'68, Judges' Choice '68 & '69, AM'70
From the 1967 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: In the color chart of the British Royal Horticultural Society, the color of this iris is called victoria violet, but the average flower lover will think of it as pansy violet. this is a striking iris with a dual emphasis on two rather unique qualities: texture of unrivaled smoothness and substance of almost cardboard rigidity. If one yields to the impulse to reach down to see how smooth this flower really is, he will be amazed both by its glossy texture and its cardboard substance. You couldn't find a more startling rich, and contrasty combination for adjacent clumps in your garden than Royal Touch with its maximum color saturation and Eternal Flame with its brilliant scintillating golden hue. Impulse buyers will make no mistake in adding these two superb beauties to their iris collection.