"Rip City" has everything: the colour is as close to true carmine red as any iris, the flowers are pleasantly ruffled and the thick stems have a very low branching and yield 10 to 13 buds per stalk. This recent variety is one of the best reds we have ever seen!
Mouth watering colour: racy red-claret with ruffled and flared falls. Excellent flowering habit: most stalks have four branches and average 10-11 nicely spaced buds. Vigorous growth and also disease resistant.
Difficult to describe the colours hover between plain pink amaranthe and light raspberry red, becoming paler under the tangerine beards. Good-sized, wonderfully shaped flowers with ruffled edges. Exemplary stalks bearing 9 to 10 buds on average.
We believe this "Rougissant" offspring is one of the reddest ever irises we have produced, with its medium wine-red standards and vivid, velvety garnet-red falls. The beards also retain warmth with their copper-toned heart and violet-red tips. The long flowering period of these flowers will delight gardeners as will their wonderfully low-branched stalk (8 to 9 buds).
This delight spreads its light brown-red standards above nearly horizontal garnet-red falls which boast exquisite lacy crimped edges. The glowing yellow beards seem lengthened by a 3 to 4 cm-long stripe running along the middle. These wonderful flowers are rather round and their stalks well branched.
Had I to choose a favourite among my hybrids for 2018, it would no doubt be this one! A unique 2-toned red: medium brownish red standards that lighten a bit over time. Dark Burgundy red falls, lighter along the edges. Exceptional shape and branching with an average of 8 buds. Beards are medium brown. (Cayeux seedling 06 33 A)
A tall and most elegant son of 'Paul Black' and 'Saturn'. Bright, medium-purple standards and dark purple, almost black falls. Thick orange-red beards stand out against the black falls. 3 to 4 branches carrying on average 10-12 buds. Spectacular and robust!
Bright garnet red with a discreet light garnet border on the falls. Standards are a bit paler. Rather discreet bronze beards. Excellent stalks with well-distributed branches carrying on average 7 to 8 buds. Appears truly red. (Cayeux seedling 09 69 A)
Burgundy red standards, red falls turning almost black towards their edges and nicely bordered by 4 mm of light red. Honey beards surrounded by white streaks. Beautiful branching, 8 to 9 buds (Cayeux sowing 11 146 A).
This descendant of "Above the Clouds" and "Abiqua Falls"is of a wonderful pure sky blue with gracefully ruffled edges. Discreet pale yellowish white beards. The first of the light blues to flower. Also it remains in bloom for a long time due to an average
A majestic 2-toned crimson iris: medium crimson standards contrasting with the wide black-red, velvety falls. Bronze beards. Only 6-7 buds per stalk but largely made up for by a long flowering period. (Cayeux seedling 06 33 C)