Royal Crusader

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris



CLASS: Tall Bearded


BLOOM SEASON: Early to Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. clear light blue; F. rich deep blue; near white beard tinted light blue.

PARENTAGE: I 295-1: ((Blue Chiffon sib x Music Maker) x Study in Black) X Pledge Allegiance

AWARDS: Honorable Mention 1988

PBF: Unknown

From the 1985 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: An immense colossus of an Iris...measuring a full 7 X 5 inches. This marvel prominently marches to the fornt of the pack of blue amoenas. An easy choice for the discriminating grower. Fluffy cloud blue standards nicely contrast against deep blue falls. Teh extra large flowers are lightly ruffled and have heavy substance with a waxy texture. Sporting four branches with 9 to 10 buds, Royal Crusader blooms early and dominates the flroal landscape with its sheer size and long bloom season.