...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.
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.
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.
Soft, wisteria-blue standards, bluish white round and broad falls, moderately wavy. Beards between red and tangerine. Pretty shape, good branching and 8 to 9 buds on average per stem. Elegant ! (Sowing Cayeux 07 18 A)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
An original variety with a “double border”: white falls with medium blue-violet border adjoined by another thin border, 5 mm wide, which is bluish white. Pure white standards. Pale yellow beards with shoulders in the same light yellow colour. Three branches per stem and 9 buds on average. Heavily frilled. (Schreiner 2009).
A choice contribution in the medium blue category (not so developed elsewhere). Gracefully wavy semi-horizontal falls with fairly discreet light blue beards. Good branching and 7 to 8 buds on average per stem. Really very, very blue! (Cayeux Sowing 09 202 A).
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!