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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.
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.]
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


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.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
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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