■(SDB) 'Bicheno Blue'
, R. 2020). Seedling D-03-04, SDB, 15" (39cm), Early to midseason bloom. Standards clear bluebell blue plicata on white ground, wide plicata band densely stitched towards the center. midrib bluebell blue; style arms base and crest bluebell blue, light violet stigmatic lip; falls white, clear bluebell blue plicata markings towards haft and down sides of petal, faintly around ends, dark purple stitching deep on the hafts; beards white tipped orange-brown in throat, white tipped violet in the middle and ends; slight fragrance. 'Hussy
' x 'Canadian Kisses
' Forth Valley Iris.
Sown 2015. AIS number 20-0123
| Hybridizer's Comment - One of the last seedlings to make it to our list of first releases is also one of our newest. Every now and then a seedling comes along that just does everything right, first time, every time. This is one of those seedlings! Every time I see it, it reminds me of Bicheno, which is why we have decided to call it 'Bicheno Blue'. The clear sparkling blue water and blindingly white sand is truly stunning. 'Bicheno Blue' comes close to having what we consider to be perfect habit. That is, it makes a nice vigorous clump of leaves that will reach about 30cm tall, with stout but elegant stems that are a little longer with 3-4 buds on them. The flowers are held just above the foliage giving the impression of little butterflies hovering over the leaves. Flowers will begin to appear early in the season and continue late into the season as the buds do not open all at once, but sequentially over a few weeks.
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