Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tall Bearded Iris 'CARNIVAL TIME'

A well named solid performer from Schreiners that is a welcome sight in the garden. Brown toned Irises otherwise known as blends can be susceptible to regional difference when it comes to colour tone and difference in colour can be due to mineral content in the soil. 'Carnival Time' is a 34 year old veteran yet its form is current. Fertile both ways.

Schreiner's Iris Lovers Catalog 1982
 CARNIVAL TIME (Schreiner 1976) E.36"
This buoyantly rich shaded blend presents a pageant of color. It's animated rich shade of burnt sugar brown is embellished by a crispness of texture. An air of exuberant ruffling accentuates this happy mood.An ideal stem and branching habit. Flowers are fully rounded and broad ; a lavish colorful blend of quality. HM '79

AIS Checklist 1979
CARNIVAL TIME (Schreiner's, R. 1976). Sdlg. F 187-G. TB 36" (91 cm) E. Ruffled deep burnt sugar brown, finely etched with deeper brown to orange texture veining; deep brown to orange beard. B 533-2: (Wild Ginger x Taste of Honey) X Dutch Chocolate., Schreiner's 1976.

It is an appropriate named Iris to celebrate Heritage Irises completing it's 2nd year publishing milestone in the world of digital media. Started as a database for Irises growing at home, and I still consider it as my Digital Iris diary.

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