"Memphis Blues" and "Sapphire Hills" gave us this superbly shaped, medium-blue violet iris with tight ruffles on edges. A thin white median stripe extends the discreet light blue beard. Perfect stems and exceptional vigour.
A real champion within this category! Huge flowers (16 cm x 11 cm) have a gentle flowing ruffle and the colour is deep royal purple perfectly plain, even the beards are purple. Each 6 to 8 budded stem has 2 to 3 flowers opening simultaneously. Excellent growth.
Mysterious and beautiful! Inky dark purple-blue standards paling towards the edges, inky dark purple-blue falls with light violet margins and long and bright golden yellow beards. Average size flowers of waxen substance and nice ruffled shape.
It is a somptuous two-tone violet with dark violet standards and very wide, gracefully waved falls between black and violet. Black-violet beards bring an extra depth to the ensemble. 8 buds per stem and vigorous, healthy foliage.
A really classy descendant of "Wishful Thinking". Rosy lavender standards and falls of the same colour but lighter, except on the edges. White beards tipped with light tangerine. Robust, malady-resistant and up to 10 buds per stalk.
Excellent in every way! Ruffled, richly coloured, plain, dark to mid purple-blue flowers, contrasting strongly against the orange beards. Superb stems bearing 11 to 12 buds. This beauty is combined with vigorous growing habits and a spicy scent. Winner of numerous prizes when it first came out.
Soft lavender standards and white falls tinted very pale pinkish lavender, contrasted against the bright tangerine beards. An iris with lots of finesse and great style! Very ruffled flowers, 8 to 9 buds per stem. Vigorous grower with good resistance to disease.
Bred from the marvellous "Paul Black", Dykes Medal winner in 2010, here is a charming unified rosy violet with red beards. The medium-sized flowers are perfectly balanced with the foliage and very numerous (average of 12). Well-branched stems, delicious colour.
A combination of deep rich tones. Mid-purple standards and velvety purplish black falls, whose edges are the same colour as the standards. Beards likewise purplish black and therefore discreet. Very large wavy flowers (16.5 cm x 10 cm).
Very wavy, an excellent shape, one of the last tall iris to flower. Between bold rosy lavender and perfectly plain mid-mauve – in all, a well-structured variety which is little known. A real ornamental addition to any garden.
Quite innovative in this range: purplish violet standards with lacy edges, falls slightly bolder with a narrow bronze border, old gold beards set against a small white background which lights up the whole flower. Descendant of "Serene Moment". Interesting and late-flowering.
If you liked "Badlands" and "Black Suited", you will no-doubt also be attracted to their slightly lighter-coloured but taller offspring, with its violet-leaning-towards-black standards of glistening satin. Plentifully branched stalks gracefully carry 9 or so superbly shaped ruffled flowers... A "full house", wouldn't you say?
A classic, yet quite innovating beauty! Lavender standards, lighter on the edges and white falls with hues of pinkish lavender. White beards. Perfect shape and jagged edging. A unique variation in the reverse amoena category.
This Australian variety is a gorgeous medium pinkish lavender. The colour is uniform and set off by bright tangerine beards. Ruffled, lightly embossed borders. Good branching. A most useful colour in the garden.
Pastel tones inherited from its parent, 'Wishful Thinking': soft Wysteria blue standards, darker towards the heart. White falls with hues of pinkish lavender. Pinkish-orange beards. A vigorous plant with a noticeable sweet fragrance.
Whilst always seeking to be original, one could almost forget these subtle yet useful colours. Deliciously lavender pink with a very thin and discrete lavender beard. Quality branching with 8 buds on average, very prolific.
Brother to 'Attirance' and just as enticing with its lovely plain purplish lavender tone. The shape is exquisite with strongly ruffled falls. Beards are tipped in pale lavender. Average 9-10 buds per stem.
Purple lavender standards with a diffused caramel border, deep purple falls with long and bright tangerine beards which are extended by a short white midline. Flowers of moderate size in balance with the foliage. (Cayeux Sowing 11 77 B).