TB 35″ M
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1958: “Novelty iris have special appeal as conversation pieces in the garden picture. Here is one of the best it has been our privilege to offer. Deeper, richer, redder, and larger than any of its predecessors, such as the ever popular Port Wine and Bazaar, Karachi represents a distinct advance in dark plicatas. The entire flower, of crisp form and ideal habits, is a glistening red-purple except for a large, bold splash of white on the center of the falls, which stands out like a herald device embossed on a shield, or an arabesque figure on a rich-toned Oriental rug. Imagine a clump with a dozen of these gorgeous blooms open at one time and you will understand why Karachi is a ‘must-have’ with garden visitors.
(Port Wine X Bazaar), HM 1958.