Archevêque


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Vilmorin-Andrieux et Cie

INTRODUCED: 1911

CLASS: Intermediate Bearded

HEIGHT: 20"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. purple, F. darker purple, beards orange.

PARENTAGE: Seedling Year 1903

AWARDS: Unknown

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1925 Rainbow Gardens Catalog: (syn. Archbishop) S. rich purple violet; F. deepest velvety violet; extremely rich coloring. A rare and very beautiful flower, late flowering Iris.

From the 1930 Longfield Iris Farm Catalog: A richly colored Iris, mass effect red purple. Standards deep purple violet; falls velvety raisin purple. Fragrant. Two feet.