Arctic Age


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1999

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 38"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: Ruffled clean white; beards lemon yellow.

PARENTAGE: AA 1099-1: (Silverado sib x Song of Angels sib) X W 630-A: (R 11-A: (Last Hurrah sib x Laced Cotton sib) x Lady Madonna)

AWARDS: None

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1999 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Arctic Age comes on the scene comparatively late in the bloom season. This phenomenon literally dominates the garden as one of the best frosted, snowy-white selfs we have. Savor its immaculate purity of color and ruffled flower form. Note how the engaging lemon-yellow beards light up these cool tones like beacons in the arctic tundra. What we cannot illustrate is the absolutely superb substance of the petals—thick yet with the delicacy of the finest Chinese porcelain. Don't be frozen out; order yours today.