Harbor Blue

R. Schreiner, R&I 1954
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Medium Blue
Standard Color:
Medium Blue
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
GG eligible - protected

Full Description

TB 40″ ML B1L

From the Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s Catalog for 1954: “Like the pellucid sapphire of a Bermuda harbor at sunset when the wind is stilled is this magnificent derivative of three famous inbred blues: Chivalry, Distance and Jane Phillips. We have raised innumerable blue seedlings from the finest possible blood lines but never before were greeted with such progress as this seedling reveals. Hybrid vigor gives it bamboo-type stems and flawless branching plus a leatheriness of substance that make it practically wind and weather proof. The soul of the flower lover is perennially hungry for soul-satisfying blues and here is one which in massive size, lavish form, glossy texture, richness and exquisiteness of hue, plus freedom form lavender really lifts the heart. A trans-mundane beauty that is truly inspiring in the clump. How can your garden be without it?”

From Long’s Gardens 1957: “A gigantic iris of light blue with excellent form and very heavy substance. Tall well branched stalks with many flowers.”.

(Jane Phillips X Quicksilver), HM 1955, AM 1957.