Swazi Princess


  • 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: 1978

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Tailored ebony blue self; self beard.

PARENTAGE: A 673-3: (R 852-AA x T 480-1) X A 635-1: (Black Swan x S 529-H, Tuxedo sib)

AWARDS: High Commendation 1977, Honorable Mention 1980, Award of Merit 1984

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1978 Schreinerís Iris Lovers Catalog: Here is a stunning new dark as if from the depths of the black continent. Our color reproduction accurately depicts this extreme ebony-colored, indigo-black self. The beard also displays the same deep rich black tone of the silken falls. This combination creates a uniformity of color throughout which further accentuates the luxuriousness of this black beauty. In addition, this superlative ark has an extra-long bloom season because each stem has two to three branches with 8 to 9 nicely spaced buds.

The term "Swazi" refers to something or someone of Swaziland, a small country in Africa bordered by South Africa and Mozambique.