Seakist


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Schreiner's Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Schreiner's Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1997

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: S. and style arms creamy white; F. white, with bluebird blue streaks and paler wash; beards yellow, white base; slight fragrance.

PARENTAGE: Edith Wolford X W 410-A: (S 311-1: (((Breaking Dawn x (Amethyst Flame x ((Lavanesque x Opal Beauty) x Wonderment))) x Navajo Blanket sib) x (G 1519-A x Distant Chimes)) x N 502-FF, sib to pollen parent of Peach Picotee)

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1999, Award of Merit 2001

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 2013 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Our Pacific Ocean presents a fascinating melding of sky blue and ivory tones when its surf smashes ashore on a sunny afternoon. Seakist captures in a tall bearded Iris this distinctively mottled coloration previously found only in Iris ensata. See how the fall's washed and flecked shades of azure perfectly complement its immaculate standards. Very floriferous, this prolific bloomer often sends up two or more stems per rhizome.