Ma Mie


  • 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: 1906

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 35"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION: White self with blue violet plicata markings; white beards tipped yellow.

PARENTAGE: Not listed

AWARDS: None

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1925 Cornell Extension Bulletin: Color effect white, plicated light violet S. white, penciled light lavender violet. F. clear white, plicated lavender-violet; tinting lighter on outer blade. The beard is fine and sparse, and yellows at the base. The style branches are showy lavender violet. The flowers are larger than those of Mme. Chereau, due to the spreading carriage of their falls. The growth of this variety is moderate and erect, and the fragrance is very good. It is an excellent cut flower.

From the 2016 Iris Cayeux Catalog: It is a pleasure for us to reintroduce this historic variety registered by Ferdinand Cayeux in 1906. This is a diploid plicata with a white ground and blue-violet border. It produces a lot of small-sized flowers and is very vigorous.