Francheville


  • 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: 1927

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 42"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: S. fawn tinged clear lilac; F. purplish-red lighted heliotrope at margins; orange yellow beard.

PARENTAGE: Parentage not listed.

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit S.N.H.F. 1927

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1930 Cayeux et Le Clerc Iris Catalog: Enormous flowers of striking effect carried on stout well branched stems. S. shammy-fawn tinged clear lilac. F. purplish-red lighted heliotrope at the margins, throat wide reticulated brown, beard orange-yellow.

From the 1936 Robert Wayman Catalog: FRAGRANT. A marvelous French introduction. Gigantic flowers. S - fawn, tinged lilac; F - red-purple, margined heliotrope. Given a French Award of Merit.

From the 1937 National Iris Gardens Catalog: Enormous stout textured flowers of chamois-fawn, lilac and red on well-branched stalks. It has all the attributes of a perfect flower; height, vigor, size, and floriferousness. French award winner.

Webmaster Note: Francheville is a small commune within the department (county) of Rhone in France. The flower is similar in coloration to the more popular Don Juan, but it does not keep its standards closed for very long.