Christmas Time

Schreiner's 1964/1964
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
White
Standard Color:
White
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Red
Hybridizer:
Schreiner
Rarity:
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB, 41″ (104 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class W1, Pure white self; red-tangerine beard. White sport of May Hall’ X ‘Arctic Flame’. Schreiner 1965.

From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1967 “A flashing thick red beard on a white iris makes the petals look even whiter. And when an iris is absolutely snow white to start with the intensifications of frosty brilliance resulting creates a cynosure of beauty like sunshine on new-fallen snow. Such an iris is Christmas Time. Tall, soldier-straight stems, 3 branches per stem and lots of buds with florets all lavishly laced and ruffled. Uncommon too, is the vigorous growth for an iris of this color HC ’64,HM ’66.    15.00”