Frivolité

Cayeux, R&I 1929
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Mauve/Rose
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Blend
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Cayeux F
Rarity:
GG Protected - Rare

Full Description

TB 36″ M S9L

From Cayeux et LeClerc catalog for 1930: “This is an improved ‘Maquisette’. Standards shrimp-rose contrasting gracefully with the falls salmony overlaid purplish-crimson, the whole tinged yellow at the base. Strong branched stems above 3 feet.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “The general effect is one of brilliant shrimp-pink, with golden glints. This French introduction is offered as a great improvement upon the fine variety Marquisette, being a deeper shade. A very lovely and unique novelty, at its best when established a year. It increases rapidly.”

From Quality Iris Gardens 1938 “A live pink similar in coloring to the Lady Ashtown Rose. It ‘s a clear shade of brilliant light pink whose fresh coloring sets
it quite apart. Combined with some o f the clear red shades a fine color effect is achieved. A free bloomer and lovely and arresting in a mass. $ .40 ; 3 for $1.00”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “A most attractive and brilliant SHRIMP-PINK, with a flush of soft yellow at the throat. Shrimp-pink is a most unusual color tone in any flower and Frivolite is one of the best Iris of this color.”

 

Provenance: Image 2 From L Munro’s garden, 2014, Newfoundland NJ; stock from Johm Rosini, Image 1