| From Cornell Memoir 100: Color effect a rich hyacinth violet self; size small to fair; form long, compact, rounded; flowering habit free; dwarf bearded class; height 8 in.; not branched. A flower of medium good substance; frail to firm texture; creped and wrinkled surface; medium good lasting quality. Its good mass color holds well, and the dark-colored blooms show well because of the light outer haft and whitish beard. Standards hyacinth or haematoxylin violet, reticulated with brownish on claw; carriage conic, erect to arching; blade ovate, notched, undulate, ruffled and frilled, revolute, cockled; size 2 1/4 in. wide, 2 1/2 in. long. falls velvety fluorite violet to dark anthracene violet, outer haft lavender-white veined same as blade, reticulations reddish violet; carriage drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, spatulate to obcordate; size 1 3/4 in. wide, 3 1/2 in. long. Minor parts: beard fine to coarse, dense, projecting, conspicuous, white, tipped with yellow at base; haft narrow to broad, channeled; reticulations fine to broad, widely spaced; style-branches broad, overarching, oval; crest large, recurved, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, one-eighth scarious, inflated, tinged at base. Growth moderate to vigorous; increase rapid; habit compact; foliage stiff, leaves slender to broad, glaucous green; floriferous; stalk erect, 1 bud to a sheath. An excellent dwarf bearded variety, and a good seeder.
| From Adamgrove catalog,1997: CYANEA (Goos & Koenemann, 1899). Purple bitone. Falls very dark, and slightly edged with the medium purple standards color. Yellow beards. (There is also a blue-bearded form reported. Whether this is because of later confusion or whether more than one clone came out under the name, we can't say.) Goos and Koenemann were among the first true breeders of iris, and among the only to work in dwarfs. The nursery was destroyed in World War I. Germany. $3.50.