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‘Beau Sabreur’
(E. B.Williamson, R. 1930) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class Y9D. ‘Hesperis’ x (unknown x ‘Dominion‘). Variegata… Dominion character… Height 34 inches. Stalk well branched, below mid height. Eight flowers, well spaced. Flowers medium to large, 4 inches x 4 1/2 inches. Standards arched; cupped, obovate, aniline yellow, the midvein about mid length to apex heavily tinged Matthew’s purple; from the central purple area, this color shades out over the upper central and apical parts of the blade in a most pleasing manner; claw maroon veined. Falls drooping, broadly wedge-shaped, ox-blood red, margin very slightly paler, haft yellowish green, maroon veined, nearly joining along the margins. Beard cadmium yellow. Style branches Pinard yellow, mid lines light lavender with a tinge of the same color in the crests. Leaves medium green, base green, slightly lax. Odor slight. Poor seeder

BEAU SABREUR. A rich variegata introduced in 1930 by the Longfield Iris Farm. Bright orange-yellow standards, lightly stained bronze; falls very rich and velvety, of deep red-brown. This is a very rapid increaser, a single rhizome making a clump in one year’s time. The new ‘Crown Prince’ is a flower of this type, but of much greater size and height. Each $3.50 ; three for $9.00 ; ten, $25.00 [Cooley’s Wholesale pricelist, 1932]

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Beau Sabreur

EB Williamson 1930

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1930-1939
Fall Color: Red/Maroon
Standard Color: Fawn/Bronze
Pattern: Variegata
Beard Color: Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer: Williamson EB
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