New bicolour that combines many qualities: charm, perfect shape, long flowering, 9 to 12 buds, great vigour. Pinkish apricot standards, soft rosy lavender falls much paler around the tangerine beard. Quite rightly it won first prize at the Florence iris competition in 1996.
Attractive contrast between the pale pink standards and the light blue-lavender falls. The long red beards bring a bright note to this wonderful new iris. Very nice stalks with a lot of buds followed by a long flowering. For us, one of our best creations.
We crossed two Dykes Medal winners ("Edith Wolford" and "Honky Tonk Blues") to get this magnificent and waved bicolor. Clear butter yellow standards and cool bluish lavender falls with almost invisible beards. For us, it is one of the best blue and yellow bicolors.
A touch of fantasy among the two-tones: pale yellow standards and lilac-pink falls with golden yellow beards. Flowers edged with billowing indented ruffles. Strong stems with numerous count of buds (8 to 10).
Slightly smoky-pink standards and falls that veer between medium lavender and clear violet with bright red beards. Unusual and attractive combination! In the style of its father "French-Cancan" but of a different intensity. Flowers moderately ruffled and 8 buds.
A very big bicolour with butter-yellow standards and very dark violet-purple falls, with a big cream "throat" around the yellow-orange beard. Despite the moderate number of 6 buds, the arresting contrast offered by "Funambule" makes it an excellent new variety.
Warm, sandy buff standards washed with purple at their base. The wide and ruffled falls are black cherry, paler on their edges and show a velvety texture. Dark orange beards. Growth is healthy and vigorous. (6 to 8 buds per stalk).
We are delighted to name this new unusual bi-colour "Gérard Brière" after the founder of the iris garden Brocéliande in Brittany. Amber-yellow standards, tinted brown at their edge, and blue-violet falls with a large white centre and bright yellow long beards. Multiplies up well, unusual colour.
This new and luscious combination carries numerous elegantly ruffled flowers (11 on average) which feature medium-sized standards. The nearly horizontals falls of amaranth, with borders which turn to a light pink copper tone, are nicely echoed by bronze-coloured beards. We are pleased to have named this exquisite variety in memory of Madame Tardivier, former director of the Jardins des Tuileries at the Louvre.
A rare bicolor featuring pale lavender-blue standards with falls of yellow with a hint of ochre or golden yellow and thin but neat white ruffles. The orangey-yellow beards are very subtle, almost going un-noticed. The combination creates a really interesting contrast for this prolific specimen. You can expect an average of 8 buds per stem.
Here is the superb descendant of our excellent "Noctambule". Yellow standards with slightly amber edges stand above the plum-violet falls with their orange beards framed of bright-yellow, which creates a lively and vivid effect. The magnificent low branching stalks carry an average of 8 buds.
Entirely new: large flowers with pale blue standards and greenish yellow falls. Orange beards. A very unusual contrast similar in style to the standard dwarf "Real Coquette". Very attractive and easy to place in mixed borders. Late and prolific flowering. (9 buds per stem).
As appetizing as fudge, hence its name: Délicieux Caramel. Pure white standards and wide, deep caramel-coloured falls forming a perfectly precise contrast. Low-branched stalks: 4 branches and 10 to 11 buds on average. We think it is the very best these honey and copper-toned Amoenae.
A good French-American cross: 'Irisades' x 'Calypso Beat'. Standards of a light butter-yellow, wide, nearly horizontal falls of a purple somewhere between mid-tones of aubergine and velvety claret-red, turning somewhat lighter towards the yellowy-orange beards. A clear contrast. Gorgeous ruffled edges and a strong stem.(brother to our 'Si Tendre' new variety)
Resulting from the cross between 'Ciel gris sur Poilly' and 'Macaron', this is a two-toned variety with yellow standards and amber borders which contrast with nearly horizontal, sustained bright purple falls. Orange beards. Average-sized and beautifully shaped flowers which are compact and undulated.
A most unusual two-toned iris ! Magenta standards infused with purple toward the centre. Ochre red falls, paler toward the bright yellow beards. Flowers of gorgeous shape (7-10) standing on very tall stalks.
Harmonious combination of pastel tones! Standards between cream and apricot. Strongly ruffled falls, coloured in cream lightly toned with apricot, edged with a light purple border. Vivid scarlet beards.
Son of 'French Cancan' and 'Fanfreluche' with light beige standards and almost horizontal falls of soft lavender. Tangerine toned beards. Stems are rather compact. A most pleasing combination of pastel tones. (Cayeux seedling 05 298 A)
Off-pink white standards toned in light lavender at the base ; falls of a soft bluish lavender with white beards tipped with tangerine. Beautiful branching with 8-10 buds/stalk. A most delicate tone combination!
Bluish-white standards with a touch of grey, velvety violet-purple falls with a lavender border. Quite fine smoky, orange beards. Beautiful low branched stems. Similar to ‘Profond Mystère’, but superior, in our opinion. (Cayeux sowing 11 193 A).
Buttery yellow standards with a light brown border, velvety falls are coloured between aubergine and black. Orange beards surrounded by small white streaks. Good sized flowers, 8 buds per stem. A variety with a mysterious allure! (Cayeux seedling 12 319 B)