CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid
DESCRIPTION: Velvety rich red; self beard.
PARENTAGE: H 591-A: (B 530-2: ((S 799-2 x Glowing Tiara) x Spartan) X H 492-1: ((Vitafire x War Lord) x (A 377-K x B 675-4))
AWARDS: High Commendation 1983, Honorable Mention 1987
From the 1985 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: King of the reds! One of our premier creations for sheer intensity of coloration. A powerouse, here is a magnificent dark red Iris admired by all who have seen it in our seedling trials. Of noble proportions, the full 6 X 4 inch flowers are formed with an airy flair. The deep glossy red coloring is non-fading and has a velvet-like sheen. Stiff rigid stems, three branches with 8 to 9 buds per stem. The finest deep red we have succeeded in hybridizing in a number of years. Color fit for a king.