■(TB) 'Prince Indigo'
, R. 1964) Seedling# R-631-1. TB, 38" (97 cm). Late bloom. Pansy-violet self, violet cast beard. 'First Violet'
X 'King's Choice'
. Schreiner 1964. High Commendation 1963; Honorable Mention 1965; Judges Choice 1965, 1966; Award of Merit 1967.
| From Schreiner’s catalog, 1964: PRINCE INDIGO (Schreiner 1964) L. 38". If space limitations restricted one to growing only TEN OUTSTANDING IRIS, one selection ought to be the finest deep violet obtainable. Since the days of Madame Gaudichau, deep violet has been recognized as one of the great color categories among iris. It's a hue found but rarely in the floral kingdom. This year, for the first time in many years, we have a magnificent representative of this class to offer iris fanciers. PRINCE INDIGO cannot be called a novelty because of any peculiarity of color or form. It achieves uniqueness through sheer quality. The rich pansy violet hue, the absolutely even coloring throughout, the glistening, luxurious pile, the generous size, superb branching and aristocratic bearing stamp this as an iris classic.The illustration here with only shows part of its richness, it fails to show the extra broad form characteristic of this worthy iris. No. R 631-1. $25.00.
| PRINCE INDIGO (Schreiner '64) This is a huge deep violet flower of fine form and substance. The stems are tall; the branching all that could be desired. We thought it outstanding both here in Region 4 and in Ohio. [Lewis, Ralph and Helen (1965). Iris from the Carolinas to Iowa and Ohio, American Iris Society Bulletin 179(October 1965), 89.]
| PRINCE INDIGO (Schreiners '64). A consistent performer here for five years, producing quality show specimens. Tall stalks with distinctive branching frequently characterized by a long slender lower branch gracefully curved and held erect. Large dark pansy violet self with violet beard. Excellent substance and texture. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
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