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Peau Rouge

Cayeux, 1922

TB 36″ M S9M

From Cayeux et LeClerc’s catalog for 1927: “S. coppery red hardly shaded with violet. F. deep blood red, throat reticulated yellow, beard light brownish yellow. The reddest toned Iris yet in cultivation. Quite new coloring.”

From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: “Translated ‘Red Skin’. S. coppery red very faintly shaded with violet. F. deep blood red, beard light brownish yellow. Unquestionably one of the reddest toned iris yet introduced. This iris is becoming enormously popular.”

From Robert Wayman’s 1932 catalog: “This variety introduced a new, distinctive and most striking color in Iris. The standards are soft old rose, flushed bronze, and the flaring falls are deep rich velvety red, slightly flushed bronze. The exquisitely marked throat is quite prominent, owing to the open standards. A clump makes a stunning garden effect.

CM SNHF 1922.

Iris Class:Bearded
Bearded Class:Tall Bearded
Age:1920-1929
Fall Color:Red/Maroon
Standard Color:Red/Maroon
Pattern:Bitone
Beard Color:Orange/Deep Yellow
Hybridizer:Cayeux F
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