Oriental Glory

Carl Salbach, 1952
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 30″ M

Red bitone, of mahogany-red and mahogany brown, violet-blue blaze; orange-yellow beard. HM received under unapproved name *Oriental Splendor (1939), which belongs to Mrs. Mary Tharp and is not released.

From Syllmar Gardens catalog for 1956: “Considered Mr. Salbach’s finest iris to date. A stunning blend of rich red, brown and brilliant blue. The standards are velvety mahogany red, the falls rich chestnut brown with the added attraction of a brilliant blue blaze in the center and a beard of orange yellow. The well formed blooms, with good substance, are gracefully poised on tall, well branched stalks.

From Iris Test Gardens catalog for 1959: “Stunning, rich red blend. Standards mahogany, falls mahogany-brown shading to gold at haft. Brilliant blue blaze in center of falls. *Introduced as Oriental Splendor.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1958: “Stunning rich red blend, with mahogany standards and falls of mahogany-brown shading to gold at the haft. The entire center of each fall carries a very brilliant blue blaze. Different and well named.”

From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1958: “We are showing you a picture of this Iris (and a most accurate one) because we simply could not describe this unique development. Mr. Salbach’s finest achievement! So consult page 18 and behold a most gloriously colored Iris!

(Flaming Amber X sdlg of Sultan’s Robe), HM 1952.