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From The Iris City Gardens catalog for 1940: “A most vigorous iris, fine foliage, long blooming season, large flowers, great height, well branched and early. Rich bluish violet with a glowing beard. It is the most delightfully fragrant which we know. 4½ feet.”

(Oriflamme X Conquistador).

Note: Tender in the colder regions.

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California Blue

Essig, R&I 1929

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1920-1929
Fall Color: Medium Blue
Standard Color: Medium Blue
Pattern: Self
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Essig
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