Florentine


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

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

ORIGINATOR: Ferdinand Cayeux

INTRODUCED: 1937

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 36"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: White ground with light violet streaks and striations; white beards tipped yellow.

PARENTAGE: Chaldee X Sigurd

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit S.N.H.F. 1937, Award of Merit 1940

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1939 Cayeux Iris Catalog: Of the plicata type, this variety is excessively floriferous, enourmous flower of beautiful form and good consistence. White ground entirely striated and granited of clear lilac mauve. Sweet and harming colour. Height 3 feet.