CLASS: Tall Bearded
BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Mid-Late
DESCRIPTION: Silky cherry red; self beard.
PARENTAGE: Post Time X G 889-A: (A 970-1 x B 676-1)
AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1983
From the 1981 Schreiner's Iris Lovers Catalog: As if from the land of the "rising sun" here we have a soul-stirring dark cherry red. Samurai Warrior is a complete self with a distinguishing silken sheen. The beard continues the same red coloring but seems dusted at the top by a patina of silvery blue. Again, a different shade of red which is difficult to capture on film. 7 to 8 buds - very long lasting flower.
Despite the official description, the beards of Samurai Warrior have a blue hue to them.