Friday, May 11, 2012
Tall Bearded Iris 'LILAC HAZE'
'Lilac Haze' is a really good dependable garden variety with strong tall stalks supporting moderately large flowers with magnificent branching and vigorous plant habits – truly a weed, but tends to make a highly desirable, floriferous clump. Found growing in many New Zealand Iris gardens and still readily available from several suppliers.
Mission Bell Gardens, Utah, Iris for 1973
LILAC HAZE (Schreiners 71) ML. 36" Lilac-orchid with a pearly lustre. The lightly ruffled blossoms are perfectly formed and have heavy substance. Sturdy well branched stems. Vigorous HM '72 ....$12.50
Gilbert H. Wild and Son. Inc. Sarcoxie Missouri Peonies-Iris-Daylilies 1982
LILAC HAZE (Schreiners 71) ML. 36" Lilac-orchid with a pearly lustre. Lightly ruffled blossoms are perfectly formed and have heavy substance, displayed on sturdy well branched stems. Vigorous HM '72... Each $2.00
BayBloom Nurseries, Tauranga, The Connoisseurs Catalogue, Spring-Summer 1988
LILAC HAZE. The quality and harmony is embodied in this beauties subtle colour of perfect lavender with a pearly lustre. Beautifully ruffled flowers on well branched stems. A Classic..........$3.00
AIS Checklist 1979
LILAC HAZE Schreiner's, Reg. 1971 Sdlg. B 875-F. TB, 36" (91 cm), ML ; Uniform light silvery lilac-orchid; lemon yellow beard. T 1439-1: (Crinkled Beauty x (Amethyst Flame x Alpenrose)) X Rippling Waters. Schreiner's 1971. HM 1972.
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Photo credit and copyright Iris Hunter.