TB 42″ M S4L
From Cayeux et LeClerc catalog for 1930: “In our opinion this Iris denote(s) a real progression in the chromatic scale of new colourings. Flowers of excellent shape and good size. Standards of a warm hue of coppery-bronze. Falls spreading of same colour well marked with a large central zone of rosy-blue or pigeon throat like. A strong growing and free-flowering plant producing well branched stems over 3 feet tall, the bas(e) of the leaves are strongly tinged purplish-brown as in some variegata.”
From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “Pale copper-bronze self, with heavily frilled standards. The falls are also copper-bronze, but are overlaid blue and capped with a brilliant orange beard. This is of French origination, and is one of the most worthwhile irises we have had from that master, Cayeux.”
From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog for 1937: “Another outstanding achievement of the noted French breeder. The coppery bronze standards are wide and frilled, the flaring falls are a slightly deeper shade marked in the center with a brilliant rose-blue blaze. An indescribably lovely combination of colors.”
(Ochracea Caerulea X Marsh Marigold).
Provenance: Images 1,2,3 from Presby Iris Garden, circa 2003.