Shakers Prayer has a smaller flower that is held above the medium/dark green foliage.
Sorry the picture is so blurry!
SHAKER'S PRAYER (C. Warner, 1989) Sib, 30-36", E-L. Diploid. S. violet; red violet styles; F. golden yellow at hafts, turning to white ground in center, overall delicate lilac veining, solid violet edge. AM 1994, Morgan-Wood Medal 1996
Top view, closeup. A striking flower, with multitudes of blooms on the plant each spring.
I love the veining. Tall and stands up well.
Photo courtesy of Ensata Gardens
Shaker's Prayer blue ribbon at Maine Iris Society Show in Auburn June 10 2006
Shaker's Prayer red ribbon at Maine Iris Society Show in Auburn June 10 2006