TB, 37″ (89 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled rich claret wine; cerise claret beard. ‘Master Touch‘ X seedling# J 43-1: (seedling# E 575-1 x ‘Rondo’). Schreiner 1986.
Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1986 -the intro catalog for this iris: “Something new! A claret wine shade of color totally new to the iris spectrum. No other iris can match Loyalist for this sheer vibrancy of color. The cerise claret self has a total uniformity of color with matching beards. Its well tailored blooms are both large and nicely ruffled.Well branched with 6-7 buds. A very vigorous grower with lush tall foliage.”