Silverado


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1987

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Ruffled butterfly blue; self beard.

PARENTAGE: K 440-5: (Starina x Navy Strut) X Carriage Trade

AWARDS: High Commendation 1986, Honorable Mention 1989, Walther Cup 1989, Award of Merit 1996, Wister Medal 1993, Dykes Medal 1994

PBF: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1987 Schreinerís Iris Lover's Catalog: Silverado is a modern achievement in flower form. The fully broad, yet heavily substanced petals are so lavishly ruffled. This cool blue-white self dances with artistic flare. Tall sturdy stems superbly display 8-9 buds on two nicely spaced branches. Make this marvel a sterling addition to your garden.