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■ (TB) 'Ambassadeur'

1920, Vilmorin

'Ambassadeur' (Vilmorin, 1920). TB. Midseason to late bloom. Color class S9D. Vilmorin 1920.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1916, 4e série, Tome XVI, p. 78; 1918, 4e série, Tome XIX, p. 89; 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 215; note: listed as introduced in 1910.
Revue Horticole, 1918, p. 127.
Brook Gardens 1933
Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, plantes vivaces et à massif 1921, p. 50.
From Memoir 100: Standards Hyssop violet dulled by the antimony yellow flush that pervades the entire center of the bloom; falls very velvety violet carmine, stalk stout, well and widely branched 40"
SIS Bull 9: Color intensified by dark wire edge on all segements; beard conspicious, orange, brown speckled; haft white, ochore veined reverse green; falls drooping
AMBASSADEUR: This variety, in my opinion, comes at the head of the list, having received a rating by the American Iris Society of 94 out of 96 points. It is exceedingly rich in coloring with smoky lavender standards and velvety purple maroon falls. [Robert Wayman, "Best Twenty-five Irises", The Flower Grower Oct 1925: 404. Print.]
The 1930 Sheets catalog notes "AMBASSADEUR 92-91 (Vilmorin 1920. C., S.N.H.F. 1918, A.M., R.H.S., 1921 and 1927) E.90, G.92, 48", L. S. light smokey reddish-violet; F. almost horizontal, velvety deep red-violet; beard and style arms rich yellow. 'Morning Splendor' produces a similar but brighter ruby-red effect in mass. Well branched, very large, good form, wonderful substance. Has every good point that an iris should have. A distinct and magnificient bronze and black maroon bicolor.


Ambasciatore; Ambassador: Ambassadour; Ambassador.


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-- Main.RPries - 2010-11-10
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Ambasadeur-Vilmorin_1920.20.2--15.jpgjpg Ambasadeur-Vilmorin_1920.20.2--15.jpg manage 70 K 25 Dec 2015 - 15:27 Main.MImiana54  
Ambassadeur-Ballerine-Degas-Hussard.jpgjpg Ambassadeur-Ballerine-Degas-Hussard.jpg manage 92 K 20 Nov 2018 - 08:42 UnknownUser From Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog (1938), pp.8-9
Ambassadeur.JPGJPG Ambassadeur.JPG manage 54 K 30 Jan 2011 - 18:59 IrisP  
Ambassadeur.jpgjpg Ambassadeur.jpg manage 18 K 10 Nov 2010 - 18:49 UnknownUser Curtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
AmbassadeurRevueHorticole1922.jpgjpg AmbassadeurRevueHorticole1922.jpg manage 183 K 24 Oct 2016 - 14:45 BobPries Coutesy of Plant Illustrations/Revue Horticole
ambassadeur1-16.jpgjpg ambassadeur1-16.jpg manage 141 K 11 Jun 2016 - 21:38 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
ambassadeur1.jpgjpg ambassadeur1.jpg manage 25 K 19 Oct 2015 - 02:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
ambassadeur2.jpgjpg ambassadeur2.jpg manage 38 K 19 Oct 2015 - 02:29 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
ambassadeur5.JPGJPG ambassadeur5.JPG manage 93 K 22 Apr 2020 - 15:49 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1939-Robert Wayman-Rare Irises & Peonies catalogue by Terry Laurin
ambassadeur9.JPGJPG ambassadeur9.JPG manage 109 K 10 Aug 2021 - 03:00 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
rsz_ambassadeur-jb.jpgjpg rsz_ambassadeur-jb.jpg manage 71 K 01 Feb 2013 - 16:07 Main.Harloiris photo courtesy Nancy McDonald
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