Fragonard

Cayeux, 1926
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Mauve/Rose
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Cayeux F

Full Description

TB 36″ M R7M

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927:  “S. light purplish rose. F. of same shade but a little deeper. The general effect of the whole group is an unusually distinct old rose colour. Hardy and free growing. Height 3 ft.”

From Cayeux – LeClerc En Cie catalog for 1931:  same as 1927 From Wayman’s ‘Rare Iris and Peonies’ catalog for 1936:  “This is one of the most delightful pink toned iris I have ever seen. The special tone of pink is hard to describe but it is very lovely. Given a French Award of Merit.”

CM SNHF 1925.

Provenance: Image 1 is from L Munro, Newfoundland, circa 2002; received from RiverView Iris circa 2000.
                     Image 2 is in circulation, but not correct, from Mike U, as per Phil Edinger