Navajo Blanket

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris



CLASS: Tall Bearded


BLOOM SEASON: Early to Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. cream-white, lightly tinted lavender; F. plum purple with wine cast; inconspicuous cream beard; lightly ruffled.

PARENTAGE: T 95-1: ((M 1055-B x Whole Cloth) x (After Dark x N 364-1)) X D 510-Q: (A 711-B x Margarita)

AWARDS: High Commendation 1978, Honorable Mention 1980

PBF: Unknown

From the 1978 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Navajo's Blanket upright conical florets are as remarkable as the boldly patterned contrasts of an Indian weaving. In each flower, the rich claret purple falls nicely offset the near white faintly suffused wine standards. Before introduction we carried Navajo Blanket under the garden name :claret amoena: because this phrase so aptly described the distinctiveness of this lightly ruffled jewel. An early blooming beauty having two branches and a spur on nice rigid stems. There is no other tow-toned variety quite like this unique sturdy in contrast!