Seedling# RN 86-82BD. TB, 36″ (91 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards icy violet blue (near RHS 92B), diamond-dusted finish; falls blue violet (near 87A to 89A), paling (88B/C) with age; beards grey orange (163A/B) tipped lavender; heavily ruffled, flared; sweet fragrance. ‘Song Of Spring’ X seedling# RN 82-93F: (‘Royal Regency’ x ‘Metropolitan’). Iris Country 1993.
From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1999 “Born to Exceed’s large ruffled and flared flowers are fimishd in cool icy blue violet tones. The medium violet blue color of the falles pales to silvery blue violet at their centers. The pale blue violet of the standards combines with the deeper color of the falls to give a subtle yet enticing bitone effect.”