Jean Cayeux

Cayeux, 1931
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Cayeux F
Available - not endangered

Full Description

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1933: “This is the most beautiful iris we have ever flowered in our gardens. Likewise, it is one of the most unusual in color — a soft, smooth light buff, described by some as “coffee colored” and by others as Havana-brown. The form is perfect… and the size is larger than average. In our garden it was splendidly branched, over three feet tall, and flowered over a long season. …Very limited stock this year.”

From Quality Iris Gardens Catalog 1938 “M. 38″.The most outstanding color introduction of recent years. The flowers are semi-flaring and lightly frilled, of a pale Havana brown, shot with a golden glint and a light touch of bright blue at the end of the beard brings out its delicate beauty.An enchanting color. $1 .25  C.M., S.N.H .F ., 1931.D ykes Meda l, France, 193I.”

From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939: “A most distinct and unusual coloured Iris of an uniform self tone effect “café au lait” or clear Havana tone with a golden shine lighting this strange new colours. Flowers of good size and fin form with flaring falls. Strong branched spike 3 feet.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “The most outstanding color introduction of recent yrs. The semi-flaring and slightly frilled flowers are pale Havana brown shot with gold. 38 inches.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “A graceful iris in shades of coffee tan. Nicely branched stalks. Flowres are full petaled and have a slight frill.”

(Phryné x Bruno x Evolution)), AM AIS 1936, CM SNHF 1931, French Dykes Medal 1931.