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(TB) 'Ophélia'

1925, Cayeux

'Ophélia' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1925). TB, Midseason bloom. Color Class S4L.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1926, 4e série, Tome XXVII, p. 200.
From Treholme Gardens catalog 1928: OPHELIA (Cayeux 1925) E. 91 G. 93 32" M. S. S. tan, suffused rose-ash and lilac-purple; F. similar, showing purple-lilac; deep orange beard, slight bronze tinge at base. Remarkable blending of orange, cream, lilac and bronze tints. A flower of wonderful form and refinement. One of the most charming of the new French introductions, unlike any other. 15.00.
 
From Quality Gardens catalog 1930: OPHELIA (Cayeux 1925) M. 36" One of the most beautiful new Irises. The color is indescribably charming and subtle. A delicious medley of warm orange cream, mauve and bronze tints, lit up with a deep orange beard. It is perfectly exquisite. Flowers of perfect form and great reflnement. This Iris has achieved an enormous popularity and was one of our biggest sellers last year. $4.00.

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