It is rather interesting to note that the iris enthusiasts’ choices resemble that of the professional judges: over half of the chosen varieties have won awards during the Munich, Florence or Franciris competitions.
One also finds that the top 5 are rather cold tints, with black standing out, whilst the following 5
are warm and brilliantly tinted irises.
Finally, we are honoured to find that 8 out of the 10 winners are varieties which were created by the Cayeux family between 1978 and 2011… which also brings us to point out, with a hint of chauvinism, that only 30% of the varieties on display are French!
If you wish to acquire these wonderful irises, you can do so until the beginning of October (with the exception of ‘Poil de Carotte’ and ‘Faïence de Gien’ which are victims of their own popularity).