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■(MDB) 'Cyanea'

1899, Goos & Koenemann

'Cyanea' (Goos and Koenemann, 1899). DB, height 6" (15 cm). Early bloom. Dark blue-violet self; white beards. Parentage unknown. Goos und Koenemann 1899.

Note: Apparently mixed with 'Compacta'.

See below:

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From Cornell Memoir 100: Color effect a rich hyacinth violet self; size small to fair; form long, compact, rounded; flowering habit free; dwarf bearded class; height 8 in.; not branched. A flower of medium good substance; frail to firm texture; creped and wrinkled surface; medium good lasting quality. Its good mass color holds well, and the dark-colored blooms show well because of the light outer haft and whitish beard. Standards hyacinth or haematoxylin violet, reticulated with brownish on claw; carriage conic, erect to arching; blade ovate, notched, undulate, ruffled and frilled, revolute, cockled; size 2 1/4 in. wide, 2 1/2 in. long. falls velvety fluorite violet to dark anthracene violet, outer haft lavender-white veined same as blade, reticulations reddish violet; carriage drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, spatulate to obcordate; size 1 3/4 in. wide, 3 1/2 in. long. Minor parts: beard fine to coarse, dense, projecting, conspicuous, white, tipped with yellow at base; haft narrow to broad, channeled; reticulations fine to broad, widely spaced; style-branches broad, overarching, oval; crest large, recurved, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, one-eighth scarious, inflated, tinged at base. Growth moderate to vigorous; increase rapid; habit compact; foliage stiff, leaves slender to broad, glaucous green; floriferous; stalk erect, 1 bud to a sheath. An excellent dwarf bearded variety, and a good seeder.
From Adamgrove catalog,1997: CYANEA (Goos & Koenemann, 1899). Purple bitone. Falls very dark, and slightly edged with the medium purple standards color. Yellow beards. (There is also a blue-bearded form reported. Whether this is because of later confusion or whether more than one clone came out under the name, we can't say.) Goos and Koenemann were among the first true breeders of iris, and among the only to work in dwarfs. The nursery was destroyed in World War I. Germany. $3.50.
Barr 1906 catalog
From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: CYANEA. S. rich coerulean blue; F. glossy blue; splendid blooms, 5 in., nestling among the leaves; excellent. 25c; $1.50 a doz.

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-- RobertPries - 2009-11-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Cyanea.jpgjpg Cyanea.jpg manage 59 K 06 Jan 2010 - 01:09 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
Cyanea1.jpgjpg Cyanea1.jpg manage 60 K 06 Jan 2010 - 01:09 EleanorHutchison Photo by El Hutchison, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Z3
Cyanea4.jpgjpg Cyanea4.jpg manage 85 K 06 Aug 2013 - 00:48 UnknownUser Photo by Iris Paradise
Cyanea_C.jpgjpg Cyanea_C.jpg manage 59 K 17 Nov 2010 - 13:30 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
compacta06.JPGJPG compacta06.JPG manage 636 K 26 Mar 2018 - 13:03 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
cyanea01.jpgjpg cyanea01.jpg manage 64 K 09 Jun 2015 - 16:23 UnknownUser Photo by El Hutchison-Manitoba
cyanea02.jpgjpg cyanea02.jpg manage 78 K 14 Jul 2014 - 02:13 UnknownUser Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
cyanea1-12.jpgjpg cyanea1-12.jpg manage 46 K 17 Oct 2015 - 23:41 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
cyanea1.JPGJPG cyanea1.JPG manage 605 K 09 May 2018 - 01:44 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cyanea2.JPGJPG cyanea2.JPG manage 725 K 09 May 2018 - 01:46 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cyanea3.JPGJPG cyanea3.JPG manage 818 K 09 May 2018 - 01:49 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cyanea4.JPGJPG cyanea4.JPG manage 615 K 09 May 2018 - 01:51 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
cyanea9.JPGJPG cyanea9.JPG manage 99 K 14 Aug 2021 - 15:09 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Topic revision: r23 - 17 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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