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TB 36″ M S9L

From Cayeux et LeClerc catalog for 1930: “This is an improved ‘Maquisette’. Standards shrimp-rose contrasting gracefully with the falls salmony overlaid purplish-crimson, the whole tinged yellow at the base. Strong branched stems above 3 feet.”

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1937: “The general effect is one of brilliant shrimp-pink, with golden glints. This French introduction is offered as a great improvement upon the fine variety Marquisette, being a deeper shade. A very lovely and unique novelty, at its best when established a year. It increases rapidly.”

From Robert Wayman’s catalog for 1940: “A most attractive and brilliant SHRIMP-PINK, with a flush of soft yellow at the throat. Shrimp-pink is a most unusual color tone in any flower and Frivolite is one of the best Iris of this color.”

 

Provenance: Image 2 From L Munro’s garden, 2014, Newfoundland NJ; stock from Johm Rosini, Image 1

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Frivolité

Cayeux, R&I 1929

Iris Class: Bearded
Bearded Class: Tall Bearded
Age: 1920-1929
Fall Color: Mauve/Rose
Standard Color: Mauve/Rose
Pattern: Blend
Beard Color: Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer: Cayeux F
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