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Cayeux,1931
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1930-1939
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Fawn/Bronze
Pattern:
Bicolor
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:
Cayeux F

Full Description

TB 40″ M S6L

From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939: “A very late flower of excellent form and glorious blend. S. pale buff with a faint bluish suffusion F. wide and flaring lavender blue with a buffy yellow suffusion paling at margins and yellow veining at throat, beard golden yellow.”

From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1938: “Very huge flower, being a lovely pastel blend of lavender, blue, buff, yellow and rose, with striking gold beard. Outstanding French award winner.”

From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “A magnificent, large, perfectly formed flower of outstanding color. S. pure buff; F. lavender-blue. 46 in.”

CM & Spec. Prize SNHF 1931.

Comment: “This was a noid until I saw it growing at Dave Silverberg’s garden in Oregon. Foliage is deeply PBF (purple-based foliage) and is one of its best features. A clump of this is just stunning. It is very common in Olympia – I see it all over the city.” – Mike, WA