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■(TB) 'High Life'

1964, Schreiner

'High Life' (Schreiner, R. 1964). Seedling# 157-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Late bloom. Large burgundy-red plicata. 'Karachi' X 'Lucy Lee'. Schreiner 1964. Honorable Mention 1965.

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From Schreiner’s catalog, 1964: HIGH liFE (Schreiner 1964) L. 36". A spirited Burgundy-red plicata superior to any of its predecessors. High Life strikes the intricate, luxurious note of an Oriental Throne. Very exotic in the mass--so much so that the identical blooms call for a second look just to assure one that they are really iris after all and not some new species of tropical orchid. Truly a vibrant novelty for the avid collector of beauty in its more unique forms. From a continuation of our red plicata line this is a flower that is extra large for a plicata. No.R 157-l. See above. $20.00.
The pattern of burgundy red iris with creamy white face on the falls recurs in a six or seven year cycle. HIGH LIFE ('64, HM '65) is the gem of the family. The flower is extra large and has the structural stiffness to support the regal shape and size. If you exhibit in shows, you should consider it sinful to enter HIGH LIFE, as getting a blue ribbon for it is morally equivalent to taking candy from a baby. Incidentally, the color photos of this iris in the two most popular color catalogs in our Region do not do justice to the flower-the face is far too yellow in one, and the ground far too purple in the other. Such a strong pattern is admittedly difficult to blend in a mixed iris planting. For a superb show, surround a large clump of HIGH LIFE with whites, creams, and very pale buffs. [H. M. Parker, “Thirteen Is a Lucky Number,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 50.
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HighLife6.jpgjpg HighLife6.jpg manage 43 K 28 Nov 2013 - 22:36 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
HighLifeBJ.JPGJPG HighLifeBJ.JPG manage 87 K 21 Feb 2012 - 20:51 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Blue J Iris
High_Life.jpgjpg High_Life.jpg manage 73 K 16 Feb 2011 - 18:37 IrisP  
Highlife5.jpgjpg Highlife5.jpg manage 62 K 06 Sep 2013 - 13:55 UnknownUser Photo by Echo Iris Garden
IMG_0478.jpgjpg IMG_0478.jpg manage 378 K 22 Dec 2018 - 17:00 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski, My Garden 2018, Finksburg, MD
highlife01.jpgjpg highlife01.jpg manage 75 K 04 Nov 2014 - 20:45 UnknownUser Photo by Ogden Station Daylilies
highlife03.JPGJPG highlife03.JPG manage 74 K 30 Jun 2014 - 13:12 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
highlife09.jpgjpg highlife09.jpg manage 154 K 05 May 2020 - 15:34 UnknownUser Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
highlife1.jpgjpg highlife1.jpg manage 119 K 29 Mar 2016 - 14:21 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
highlife2-jb.jpgjpg highlife2-jb.jpg manage 28 K 19 Feb 2013 - 14:37 Main.Harloiris photo by Mike Unser
highlife4.jpgjpg highlife4.jpg manage 52 K 29 Nov 2018 - 19:36 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
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