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
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.