TB 38″ M
From Schreiner’s Iris Lover’s catalog for 1981: “What verve! Here we offer what is probably the most unique rose-colored Iris that we know. Certainly one of the most beautiful. Roselene is a uniform self with a slight hazy dusting of rose to salmon coloring. As the florets unfurl their ruffly laced tips, one notes that a shrimp-rose beard is present. Before introduction we called this beauty by the garden name – “ashes of rose” but this connotation is unfair since it suggest dirty clouding effect whie Roselene is really a different (not a dirty) rose shaded variety. Plant this unique Iris with a sense of adventure; then enjoy its exciting distinction.”
(Faith As This X Cherry Sparkle), HM 1983.