Friday, June 19, 2009

Tall Bearded Iris "BOLD FASHION"

Big, Bold, and stunning blooms are what you get when get to grow 'Bold Fashion'. Colour's take a bit of getting used to and I'm not 100% convinced if it is an Amoena type due to its creamy peach standards. Judith Berrisford summed up this situation in her book 'Irises' (Gardening Book Club, 1961) when she coined the term 'Near-Amoenas' in which the near white standards are tinted with some other colour and have deeper coloured falls. Or just maybe it is a brassy Emma Cook pattern iris in full high definition colour. Whatever it is, the involved parentage of 'Gypsy Woman' had a big say in the way 'Bold Fashion' presents. Fertile, so could make an interesting parent.

Schreiner's, Salem,Oregon, 1999, Iris Lovers Catalog.
BOLD FASHION (Schreiner 1998) TB M L 37"
Both the daring color pattern and immense size of the seven inch flowers promise a bombastic winner- fashionably bold. Our picture on page 7 accurately show the audaciously unique 1½ " band of violet-purple around the edges of the falls. Its standards are coloured creamy peach and have finely serrated edges. Bright tangerine beards make this the color carnival glow

AIS Checklist 1999
BOLD FASHION Schreiner 1998 TB M L 37" S. and style arms Egyptian buff; F. white, 1" violet purple rim; beards tangerine.AA 674-A: (M 1176-C, unknown, x S 885-1: (Cut Crystal x ((Glazed Orange sib x Orange Chariot) x Lacy Snowflake))) X AA 1315-B: (Gypsy Woman x (Gypsy Woman x Nearpass 81-11: ((Touche x (Country Music x Lady of Loudoun)) x Sea of Stars)))

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