From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1933: “This is the most beautiful iris we have ever flowered in our gardens. Likewise, it is one of the most unusual in color â€” a soft, smooth light buff, described by some as “coffee colored” and by others as Havana-brown. The form is perfect… and the size is larger than average. In our garden it was splendidly branched, over three feet tall, and flowered over a long season. …Very limited stock this year.”
From Rene Cayeux’s catalog for 1939: “A most distinct and unusual coloured Iris of an uniform self tone effect “café au lait” or clear Havana tone with a golden shine lighting this strange new colours. Flowers of good size and fin form with flaring falls. Strong branched spike 3 feet.”
From Oakhurst Gardens catalog for 1939: “The most outstanding color introduction of recent yrs. The semi-flaring and slightly frilled flowers are pale Havana brown shot with gold. 38 inches.”
From National Iris Gardens catalog for 1948: “A graceful iris in shades of coffee tan. Nicely branched stalks. Flowres are full petaled and have a slight frill.”
(Phryné x Bruno x Evolution)), AM AIS 1936, CM SNHF 1931, French Dykes Medal 1931.