Alice Harding

Cayeux, 1933
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Cayeux F
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 36″ M Y4L

From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939: “Large well balanced flowers of the best form and good substance. S. primrose yellow. F. same tone as standards except for a very faint blending of greyish buff, shading very slightly both side of the base softening the yellow self effect, fine conspicuous orange beard. 4 feet. Strong stems.
The fine Iris was chosen by Mrs. Alice Harding on her visit of May 1933, who permit us to name it in compliment.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “A well balanced flower of primrose yellow with a faint blending of grayish buff in the falls. 40 in.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1942: “Medium yellow. Closed standards and semi-flaring falls of medium yellow; bright orange beard. Strongly fragrant, large flowers on extra-good stalks. We have sold more of this variety than any other yellow.”

(Iceberg X Evolution), AM AIS 1937, CM SNHF 1933, French Dykes Medal 1933.

What’s In A Name?: Mrs. Alice Harding of Plainfield, NJ (USA) was a Noted Peony Specialist and writer of that topic.