Béotie


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Ferdinand Cayeux

INTRODUCED: 1932

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 48"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason Late

DESCRIPTION: S. metallilc lavender-gray; F. French blue blending to S. color at edges; white beards.

PARENTAGE: Ochracea Caerulea X Dryade

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit S.N.H.F.

PBF: None

INTERSTING INFO:
From John Scheepers Inc. Catalog Given a Certificate of Merit by the French National Horticultural Society. A new color in Iris, the general effect being elephant-gray, with the standards flushed taupe and the falls having a soft electric blue flush at the center. Very large flowers of fine form and pleasing color.

From the 1939 Cayeux Iris Catalog: A large metallic bluish lavender, flaring falls same tone but deeper, the center suffused soft flax blue; a soft pleasing pastel colour, vigorous and free-flowering, strong branching stems. Height 4 feet.

From the 1935 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Beotie, a very odd pastel shade of blue is a large self with flaring falls. It is a medley of elephant grey to flax blue with harmonious beard and fine branching stem. The color is most unusual.