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■(TB) 'Aubanel'

1935, Cayeux

'Aubanel' (Ferdinand Cayeux, R. 1935) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S7M. 'Erromango' X 'Alice Harding'. Certificate of Merit, Societe Nationale d'Horticulture de France 1935; Award of Merit 1938. Cayeux et LeClerc 1935.

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Photo by Fritz Lehmann ( taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike UnserPhoto by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom


Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1935, 6e série, Tome II, p. 236.
S. ruffled, a beautiful shrimp pink, another of Cayeux masterpieces; F. same with a darker spot in center, the whole flower glistens and gleams as though the sun was in the heart. Branching fine, vigorous and with many blooms. Lewis, Mrs. Herman E. Varietal Notes 1938, American Iris Society Bulletin 72 (January 1939), 9.
A lovely light pink-lavender blend. In a clump, it loses color value due to its tendency to send its bloomstalks up on the outside of the clump and in a wide arc rather than straight up. Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88 (January 1943), 62.
Among the yellow-toned pinks, I put down ANGELUS (16), AUBANEL (17), and SANDIA (18) that I would get again. AUBANEL is the pinkest of the three. In fact, only a few very new iris are more so. I have liked it so much that I have never understood why it was not rated higher by other judges. Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I Would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89 (April 1943), 14.
The very fragrant AUBANEL has ruffled standards slightly open, and shrimp pink falls with a blue blaze. I know it is popular but I am still unimpressed. McCombs, Lila (California), A Critical Evaluation of Older Iris, American Iris Society Bulletin 110 (July 1948), 54.
Citations: Year Book, The Iris Society (Eng.) 49, 1935; A.I.S. Bulletin 71:37(Oct. 1938).
Sold from the following catalogs: Cayeux 1935; Tell 1947.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2011-12-12
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Aubanel.JPGJPG Aubanel.JPG manage 81 K 12 May 2012 - 15:19 AlainFranco Photo by Fritz Lehmann (
AubanelSG.jpgjpg AubanelSG.jpg manage 65 K 12 Dec 2011 - 18:02 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Irises-United Kingdom
aubanel1-16.jpgjpg aubanel1-16.jpg manage 109 K 11 Jun 2016 - 22:03 Main.mikeu Photo taken at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens by Mike Unser
aubanel5.JPGJPG aubanel5.JPG manage 226 K 03 Jul 2023 - 01:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r33 - 11 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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