Cayeux, 1932
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Cayeux F
Available - not endangered

Full Description

From Quality Iris Gardens 1938 “Without doubt, one of the finest of yellows. Standards butter yellow, broad and
ruffled ; F. semi-flaring of same shade, with velvety blaze in center of petal. Because of its form, Eclador is different from the usual iris bloom ; it reminds me of a canary with deeper yellow wings. Highly recommended . $2.00 C.M. , H N.S. F ., 1932.Dykes Medal, 1932, France. ”

From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939:  “Possibly the finest large yellow Iris for the present time having good form and texture. S. canary yellow. F. of brighter tone delicately veined brown at the haft, orange yellow beard, throat deep yellow. Strong stems 3½ ft.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940:   “Winner of the Dykes Memorial Medal, highest International honors, a distinction which it richly deserves. It is a large, lustrous, bright canary yellow self, with beautifully ruffled standards. It is unlike any other yellow and classes as one of the best. The 1937 symposium of the American Iris Society gives it the very high rating of 90, with some judges rating it as high as 95. A French introduction, which Cayeux, the introducer, considers the finest large yellow Iris created to date.”

From Iris City Gardens catalog for 1940:  “An inexpensive yellow with a large bloom. It is a canary yellow, light and bright, with an orange beard and gilding at either side of the haft, giving it a rich vitality for garden effect. Its sheen is exquisite.”

AM AIS 1936, CM & Spec.Prize SNHF 1932, French Dykes Medal 1932.