TB 39″ M B7D
From the L.R. Bonnewitz Irises catalog for 1926: “When I visited M. Millet in his garden just outside the gates of Paris, he told me that he considered this new variety the finest Iris he has ever grown, finer even than Souv. de Madame Gaudichau. He had just buried his wife, and he told me that he had named this, his finest Iris, in her honor, giving it her maiden name. ‘Enormous flowers carried on firm three foot stems. S. of a pleasing shade of violet-purple lighted with a lighter tone. F. deep rich Bishop’s violet. the whole flower is of a splendid velvety appearance’ – Millet’s description.”
From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “Enormous flowers carried on firm 3 feet stems. S. violet-purple lighted with brighter tone of violet-purple. F. bishop’s violet. Issued of Sir de Mme Gaudichau. Extra.”
From Carl Salbach Iris 1929: An enor mous rich violet purple self with striking orange beard. A seedling of Souv. de Madame Gaudichau. Tall, well branched, free flowering with wonderfully smooth velvety appearance. Sweet scented. 36 in 5.00
(Souvenir de Mme. Gaudichau X Troost).
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