Photo Courtesy of Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog (1968)
CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Mahogany red self with copper cast; F ruffled and more velvety; brownish red beard.
PARENTAGE: Fire Magic X Gypsy Jewels
AWARDS: HC'67, HM'69, Judges' Choice '69, Cook-Lapham Bowl '69
From the 1968 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Our premier red Iris! Invariably singled out by visitors and judges alike as "that red iris." We share the enthusiasm and high regard for this illustrious creation. It is the first appreciably ruffled and waved red. Most are plain petaled. This gives the flower an airy grace and imposing presence. Regal and rich, jewel-tone red, velvety substance and leather-like texture - a real milestone achievement. The form of the flower is exceptional. It has everything - pleasing shape, airy, fluted form, brilliant color, sturdy, well balanced stem and robust growing habits. A terrific Iris.