Dusky Challenger

Schreiners 1986/1986
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1980-1989
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Purple
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Blue/Purple
Hybridizer:
Schreiner
Rarity:
Available - not endangered

Full Description

Seedling# 1983-AA. TB, height 39″ (99 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled silky rich purple; deep violet black beard. Unknown parentage. Schreiner 1986. Honorable Mention 1988; Award of Merit 1990; American Dykes Medal 1992. #1 in 2010 TB Symposium

From Schreiners Iris Lovers Catalog 1985 – the introductory catalog for this iris “A knockout! Dusky Challenger has caught the eye of many garden visitors. We have been constantly asked when [email protected] would be ready for introduction. And with good reason. The silky¬† rich purple gem combines an an absolutely gigantic flower with impeccable ruffled form on a beautifully branched stem opening four blooms at once. See for yourself what has caused this commotion inour photograph below. This wonder raises the standards for dark iris to a new level. Destined to challenge all comers and bound for glory. Order early HC 1984.”