Évolution


  • 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: 1929

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION: S. warm coppery bronze; F. spreading, same color, well marked with large central zone of rosy blue or pigeon's throat.

PARENTAGE: Ochracea Caerulea X Marsh Marigold

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit S.N.H.F. 1928, French Dykes Medal 1933

PBF: Yes

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1930 Cayeux et LeClerc Catalog: In our opinion this Iris denotee a real progression in the chromatic scale of new colourings. Flowers of excellent shape and good size. Standards of a warm hue of coppery-bronze. Falls spreading of same colour well marked with a large central zone of rosy-blue or pigeon throat like. A strong growing and free-flowering plant producing well branched stems over 3 feet tall, the basis of the leaves are strongly tinged purplish-brown as in some variegata.

From the 1937 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: One of the finest blends. The underlying tone of burnished copper glows throughout the center of the flower, dominates the well-arched standards, but in the falls pales and blends into a rich electric blue. A very tall iris of unusual vigor, carrying especially fine foliage throughout the season. In the clump, Evolution is a perfect mass of bloom.

From the 1937 Milliken Iris Gardens Catalog: Another outstanding achievement of the noted French breeder. The coppery bronze standards are wide and frilled, the flaring falls are a slightly deeper shade marked in the center with a brilliant rose-blue blaze. An indescribably lovely combination of colors.

From the 1937 Cooley's Gardens Catalog: Pale copper-bronze self, with heavily frilled standards. The falls are also copper-bronze, but are overlaid blue and capped with a brilliant orange beard. This is of French origination, and is one of the most worthwhile irises we have had from that master, Cayeux.