Newport

Schreiner's, R. 1961 / I. 1963
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1960-1969
Fall Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Pattern:
Plicata
Beard Color:
Blue/Purple
Hybridizer:
Schreiner

Full Description

TB 40″ EM

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1963: “This is the bluest of the blue plicatas – an iris whose snowy ground is edged a delightful cerulean blue. Not as fancy an iris as Rococo but bluer. Newport won its spurs the year after the American Iris Society met in Oregon (1960), having been given a Highly Commended award by the AIS judges.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1965: “The bluest of blue plicatas, the snowy ground edged a delightful cerulean blue. It is brighter than Rococo and the colors are in sharper contrast. Tall, large, and well braced.”

(Caroline Jane x Belle Meade) X Dotted Swiss), HM 1966.