• 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


CLASS: Tall Bearded



DESCRIPTION: S. Havana brown; F. maroon-red, edged Havana brown; beards yellow.

PARENTAGE: (Fetiche x Roi Soleil) X (Iceberg x Evolution

AWARDS: Certificate of Merit S.N.H.F. & Special Prize 1935, Award of Merit 1939

PBF: None

From the 1939 René Cayeux Iris Catalog: S. Havana colour tinted brown. F. velvety maroon colour, edged bronze. Orange beard. Special colour quite distinct. Certificate of Merit and Special Prize of the S.N.H.F. IRISES COMMISSION for the three best new Irises (May 1935).

From the 1941 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Incredibly, amazingly rich and lustrous! The brown iris. A wealth of rich maroon brown enfolds the flower with standards of light chocolate brown and falls a very rich, glossy red-maroon with a chocolate border along the edge of the petal; nice gold beard. The color is very rich and the flower is pure, remarkably free from veins. From a distance it looks like two tones of chocolate, a harmony of brown. Not tall, but noteworthy for its rich color and definite margined fall. Richly endowed with qualities ensuring lasting distinction and charm.