"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This historic variety (a descendent of "Dalmatica") features light to mid tones of lavender, lighter around the white, golden-tipped beards. Flowers are larger than the Iris Pallida's, and quite charming.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Interesting and very unusual colour contrast between the pale blue standards and the bluish-black velvety falls. Black-purple beards tipped yellow. This very recent iris (introduced in the USA in 2004) has strong stalks and propagates very quickly.