From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1969 (the introductory catalog) “Here is a large, ruffly, stately,fiery, umber red brown, heavily shot and influenced with bright copper and brown tones. There is a sultry molten underglow reminding one of imprisoned, volcanic fire. The flashing facets of bright copper red reflect an aura of mystic glow to give this exotic rare colored, ruddy iris a quality of uniqueness. An unexpected result from crossing a red iris with a brown iris. One of the most vigorous growing blends. Tall,strong ramrod stiff stems.”
‘Olympic Torch’ X seedling# T 302-A ((seedling# R 445-A (‘Caldron’ x seedling# L 299-3: ‘Sunset Blaze’ x ‘Inca Chief’) x seedling# 585-1 (‘Trim’ x ‘Bronze Bell’)).
From AIS “Suffused red heavily shot and influenced deeper copper and brown tones; molten underglow; Falls more velvety looking slightly darker; self beard. Olympic Torch X T 302-A ((R 445-A (Caldron x L 299-3: Sunset Blaze x Inca Chief) x 585-1 (Trim x Bronze Bell)), HM 1970″.
From Schreiner’s Iris Lovers Catalog 1971 “Fiery umber red brown heavily shot with bright copper and brown tones. There is a sultry, molten underglow reminding one of imprisoned volcanic fire. Flashing facets of bright copper red reflect a mystic glow. Most vigorous. Tall,strong,ramrod stiff stems.”