...The sky is blue! Here is a "must-have" azure jewel for the collector of true blues. Light cerulean blue flowers with exuberant ruffles and broad 11 cm-wide falls. From its parent "Yaquina Blue" it has inherited vigour and a long flowering season with 9 buds and discreet pale yellow beards.
Standards are a light lilac blue, darker at the base; wide, softly bluish white falls. Remarkable bright white beards tipped in coral-red. An exquisite shape with a number of small and tight ruffles. Moreover, a very soft and attractive fragrance.
Magnificent very pure sky blue, with small pale yellow beards towards the centre becoming white at their ends. Flowers close to the stem but well spaced and moderately ruffled. Very upright stalks and long-lasting flowers (9 – 10 buds on average). A good grower.
A very attractive solid light to medium blue with bright tangerine beards. This iris is a descendant of "Princesse Caroline de Monaco" and "Eau Vive", both blue with tangerine coloured beards. Medium sized flowers with a lovely shape. We feel that the pureness of tone compensates for the relatively small number of buds (6-7 on average).
Tall stems, large ruffled flowers, extremely vigorous: it is a new deep violet of noble stature. Beards of the same colour. Each rhizome can produce three or more fans and each stem carries 7 to 8 flowers.
Marvellous really pure mid-blue, bred from two equally wonderful blues: "Yaquina Blue" and "Oregon Skies". Yellow beards tipped with blue, nearly invisible in this cerulean ocean. Very big flowers (10 cm x 16 cm), gently ruffled.
What's new in "Cape Perpetua"? Not its colour: light and plain blue with white beards, but its shape: both standards and falls show lacy, frilly edges and this is unique in its category. A really charming blue iris!
A large, very pure medium blue with very discreet yellow beards. Strongly borne flowers with quite round, well waved falls. The foliage is vigorous and the upright stems carry an average of 8 to 10 buds. Brother of the Cayeux variety "Heure Bleue".
The sturdy moderately ruffled flowers are a charming, totally plain, light blue-violet. Numerous flowers produced on perfect stems (up to 10 buds on each). Light blue-violet beards tipped yellow. Exceptionally vigorous, it rapidly forms big clumps.
We crossed "Ouragan" and "Yaquina Blue" to obtain this wonderful pure blue, between sky blue and mid-blue. It has huge, strudy round flowers moderately waved. Named best blue variety at the 2005 International Iris Competition at Florence.
Dark beauty and a son worthy of our excellent creation "Mer du Sud", "Java Bleue" is of an even more intense and perfectly unified blue - including the beards. The medium-sized flowers are pleasantly but not excessively waved. Numerous buds per stalk, at least 10, ensure a long flowering period. Quite compact foliage.
Clear pale blue like a cloudless spring morning sky, or a pale blue delphinium. The centre of the falls veers towards a soft white under the cream beards. Round, well-shaped flowers with semi-horizontal falls. Vigorous growth, healthy foliage and reliably free-flowering.
A child of the excellent "Dusky Challenger". It is a rich navy blue (almost exempt from violet). Vigorous grower and often three flowers blooming at the same time. Medium blue beards. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2000.
A blue giant, all ruffled up! Son of "Jazz Me Blue", a pure, plain blue with enormous exuberant flowers with very ruffled edges. Due to its height, it is best to avoid very windy locations when planting.
A delightful son of "Paul Black", but in no way a replica, with a nice balance between the size of the flowers and the foliage. Solid medium blue-violet with contrasting bright red beards. Prolific and freeflowering.
This is the result of the search for perfection in blue-red bearded irises. It is a pure light blue with orange-red beards. In addition to the purity of the colour, its growth habits, shape of the flowers and count of buds are excellent. Prizewinner at the American Convention and the Florence International Iris Competition in 1998.