President Pilkington


  • 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

  • Geoffrey Pilkington and a planting of Purissima in his

    garden—Liverpool, England. Photo from Carl Salbach Iris Catalog (1935)

ORIGINATOR: Ferdinand Cayeux

INTRODUCED: 1931

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 40"

BLOOM SEASON: Midseason

DESCRIPTION:

PARENTAGE: Iceberg X Évolution

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit and Special Prize of the S.N.H.F. Irises Commission for the 3 Best New Irises 1931

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1937 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: One of the largest and most exquisite of the blends. A pale crystalline buff heavyily infused lavender, espeically in the falls. A magnificently proportioned iris fll of subtle overtones.

From the 1939 René Cayeux Iris Catalog: A very large flower of excellent form and glorious blend. S. pale buff with a faint bluish suffusion. F. wide and flaring lavender blue with a buffy yellow suffusion paling at margins and yellow veining at throat, beard golden yellow.