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).
Faïence de Gien's excellent seedling brother is very elegant but taller. Its exceptional lower branching stalks carry 7 to 8 buds. It features milk-white standards whilst the very wide white falls have lovely violet and purplish black borders (over 2 cm) and are veined with fine lines of the same colour which run parallel to the golden yellow beards.
Soft lemon yellow standards, more intense at their base, white to cream falls with a wide deep violet-blue border, spreading towards the centre. Pale orange beards edged with yellow. The numerous flowers (up to 11) are enlivened by regularly-spaced waved edges and the stalks are perfectly branched. One of the best, if not the best, of this combination of colours.
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.
Straw-yellow amoena which is lighter around the butter- yellow beards. The falls feature graceful frills and a thin white border (1 to 2 mm) and the edges are speckled with brown-red. An exquisite shape.
In our opinion, the blackest among the "black" tall beardeds. Standards and falls show the same intensity of black and the beards are black too. Elegant flowers, moderately ruffled. Slightly musky fragrance and very vigorous growth. Pleasant fragrance.
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.
Flowers of immense size (17 cm in diameter) showing a new colour pattern. The standards with finely serrated edges are creamy peach and the white falls have a unique pink-purple border (4 cm wide). Bright tangerine beards bring more light to this colour carnival. Round flowers moderately ruffled.
White just flushed pinkish cream, this being slightly darker at the centre of the standards. Pale yellow beards tipped with orange and shouldered with apricot. Gracious flowers with crimped edges. Sometimes reblooms at the end of summer.