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■(TB) 'War Lord'

1968, Schreiner

'War Lord' (Schreiners, R. 1967) Seedling# W 387-c. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. Mahogany red self with copper cast; falls ruffled and more velvety; brownish red beard. 'Fire Magic' X 'Gypsy Jewels'. Schreiner 1968. High Commendation 1967; Cook-Lapham Bowl 1969; Honorable Mention 1969; Judges Choice 1969; Award of Merit 1971.

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WAR LORD is Schreiner's lovely dark red. It is short and difficult to grow, but worth the price. It has the "best red" award already. [Myrtle Cox, “Beauties in 1970,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 47.]
Of the reds, WAR LORD ('68, HM '69) is outstanding in the sense that it is the only red with flower form comparable with the blocky, wide-petalled, ruffled or fluted modern blues or whites. It has medium height and is listed as a robust grower. It is only fair to say that it is one of the few Schreiner products to have heard of the population explosion. It does its best by holding its increase to the fashionable two. [H. M. Parker, “Thirteen Is a Lucky Number,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 199 (October 1970): 51.]
WARLORD (Schreiners '68). Smooth full red self from the outstanding line of Schreiner reds. The brilliant color held fast in our hot Alabama sun. The stalk has tended to be short here, but well branched and proportioned with adequate bud count. Introduces ruffling to the reds—a significant achievement. [Sexton, Don (1972). Varietal Comments, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 25.]
WAR LORD is the best formed red available at the moment. It increases slowly, but has too many good qualities to let this keep you from growing it. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 11.]

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War Lord.jpgjpg War Lord.jpg manage 111 K 24 May 2020 - 23:51 UnknownUser Photo by David Potembski taken in my garden 2020, Finksburg, MD
warlord01.JPGJPG warlord01.JPG manage 94 K 11 Jul 2014 - 14:58 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
warlord02.JPGJPG warlord02.JPG manage 78 K 11 Jul 2014 - 14:59 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
warlord03.JPGJPG warlord03.JPG manage 80 K 11 Jul 2014 - 15:01 TerryLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
warlord09.jpgjpg warlord09.jpg manage 166 K 05 May 2020 - 15:37 TerryLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
warlord1.JPGJPG warlord1.JPG manage 333 K 28 Apr 2017 - 21:26 TerryLaurin Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
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