Sapphire Hills


  • 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: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1971

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Pure blue self; light lemon to white beard.

PARENTAGE: S 640-D: (Galilee x Salem) X Parisian Blue

AWARDS: High Commendation 1970, Honorable Mention 1972, Award of Merit 1974

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1971 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Without question here is the bluest iris we have introduced and visitors who have viewed it concur in this conviction. A most beautiful shade of medium blue, literally colored as the heaven's own blue, it is a real masterpiece in color and form and a vigorous grower, as well. The ramrod stiff stems bear 3 to 4 at time. The blue monochromatic shading and pleasant ruffles combine beautifully and artfully giving each bloom a lovely flair. Our garden notes read "terrific color." We feel this iris will become one of the peerless blues in America's iris gardens. HC'70