Philippe-Victor Verdier, 1914
GG eligible - protected
IB M S9D
From the Cornell Extension Bulletin 112, 1925: “Color effect a smoky lavender, velvety violet-carmine veined bicolor. S. livid brown to russet-vinaceous, bronzed yellow at the base and on claw, reticulated red-violet. F. velvety carmine, heavily veined the same on the yellow-white outer haft and reticulated red-brown.
The beard is showy yellow. The growth is moderate and the foliage stiff, slender, and rather scanty. The flowering stalks are of fair height and freely produced. The brilliant falls and the bronzed throat of the flower make is an interesting cut flower. Rating 83.”
Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden, AIS Convention 2006; B. Filardi collection