Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tall Bearded Iris JAZZED UP

This rose pink amoena grows very tall. Growing at home the white standards are not immaculate as Schreiners catalogue description states and generally are always flushed a pleasant light orchid tone. The brown toned veins on the fall halfs detract the eye from the overall colour balance. This iris has undoubted carrying power in the garden but is best viewed at a distance, so I found it a home at the back of the border. Good plant health and strong stems that grip the very large slightly ruffled blooms. For those interested in breeding it's fertile both ways.

Schreiners Iris Lovers Catalog, 75th Diamond Anniversary,Collectors Edition 2000
JAZZED UP (Schreiners 1994) ML. 42"
Jazzed Up's exceptionally tall stems have two strong branches with 8-9 buds. The large 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" flowers have both heavy substance and superb gently ruffled form. This rose amoena's immaculate white standards are gracefully arched and pleasantly complement the wide rosy lavender falls.

AIS Checklist 1999
JAZZED UP Schreiner, Reg. 1994 Sdlg. AA 1462-1. TB, 42" (107 cm), ML. S. white (RHS 155D); F. rosy lavender (80C); beards white; lightly ruffled. S 269-O: ('Mill Valley' x I 686-1: (E 242-A: ('Lilac Champagne' sdlg. x (('Alpenrose' x 'Whole Cloth') x 'Cashmere')) x 'Breaking Dawn')) X 'Lullaby Of Spring'. Schreiner 1994. Honorable Mention 1996.

Still commercially grown in New Zealand.
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