EVADNE (1921)


Diadem x (Queen of May x Cordelia)

I cannot praise too highly this very beautiful iris. It is a plant of great vigour, and to my mind has no fault. The foliage as well as the colour of the flowers being particularly beautiful. The flowers are very fine in shape, with spreading falls of exceptional substance set on strong well branched stems of 3½’ [[105cm] high. The colour is a warm rosy-bronze red, several tones paler than Peerless. Deliciously scented , this glorious iris is attracting a great deal of attention. (Olive Murrell: Pink and Red Irises; BIS Yearbook 1928)

 Rose coloured flower of good squalens form, practically a self. Rose purple effect. Standards liseran purple, shaded buff pink at base. Falls mallow purple veined deeper at haft. Flowers large for type, both Standards and Falls 2⅛" broad. Sweet scented. Branching spikes, free flowering, strong growth. 2' 9" [85cm] (AJB: 1921/2)