Ballerine

Vilmorin, 1920
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Purple
Standard Color:
Lavender
Pattern:
Bitone
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Vilmorin
Rarity:
Available - not endangered

Full Description

TB 48″ M B3M

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 112: “Color effect a light blue-violet, manganese-violet bicolor. S. pearl blue with violet tinge. F. manganese violet bronzed on outer haft, with white, orange-tipped beard.
The plant is a vigorous grower, and has tall, well-branched flower stems bearing immense blooms. It is one of the most strongly scented varieties. Rating 94.”

From Carl Salbach 1924 Catalog¬† “Light blue violet with falls deeper than standards.The fine shape substance and size of the flowers borne on tall stems put it at the head of its class. Vigorous 4 feet. Each¬† 2.50.”

From Rainbow Gardens catalog for 1925: “S. light violet-blue. F. deeper. Splendidly formed, large, fragrant flower of Amas type, borne on tall, slender, branching stems. Strong grower. 48in.”

From J.C. Irises catalog for 1928: “S. light blue violet, broad and waved at the margins. F. a little darker and very wide. Good texture and does not flop in hot sun. In our garden it has consistently given the largest Iris blooms we have ever seen. It has a delightful style, all its own. Splendid grower and free bloomer. An Iris of wonderful beauty, rating 94, which is exceeded by that of Princess Beatrice only.”

From Indian Spring Farms catalog for 1931: “One of the best. S. light pearl-blue, margins waved; F. violet, half [sic] yellow. Fragrant. 4ft.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1937: “Very fragrant late. One of the most popular of the light-blue toned varieties. Should be in every collection. A gigantic flower of fine form and exquisite coloring on four-foot stems. Makes an unusually fine garden display.”

From Stumpp & Walter, Newark NJ 1933 ” This is a favorite among the light blue varieties. The large flowers are produced freely,quite late, on strong 4 foot stems and are very fragrant.”

CM SNHF 1910.