Souv. De Mme. Gaudichau

Millet, 1914
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Millet et Fils

Full Description

TB 36″ EM B3D

From J.C. Nicholls catalog for 1928: “S. Bradley’s violet. F. brilliant velvety blackish purple. A large rich black violet bicolor. Well branched, strong and free blooming. Habit and style excellent. One of the finest and most sought after Irises yet produced, only three others holding a higher rating.”

From Pudor’s Puget Sound catalog 1929: “A tall, early and very distinct variety, a deep purple bicolor of an unusual velvety appearance, the fine shape and finish of the flower give great distinction to the plant. Height 3 feet.”

From Cornell Extension Bulletin 1925: “S. Bradley’s violet. F. brilliant velvety blackish purple veined on bronzed outer haft; the bluish beard is yellow tipped. The growth is rampant. It is a striking and remarkably early sort. Rating 93.”

(Fries Morel X Dalmatica or Amas?), CM SNHF, AM RHS: 1924, 1927, 1929.

Note: Souv. stands for souvenir (i.e. in memory of), a popular way of memorializing friends for the Cayeux family.