Hybridizer Bourdillon

France - Soings-en-Sologne (Loir-et-Cher) - Bourdillon | Bourdillon Iris Pivoines Hémérocalles

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Note: this topic gathers information about Bourdillon Family

"In the 1960s, Michel Bourdillon took over the farm founded by his grandfather Maurice in 1905. From then on he decided to also grow irises and daylilies, with his wife Geneviève. The first catalague of 100 varieties was released in 1969. In 1987, they were joined by their sons Pascal and Luc. Geneviève retired in 1996 and Luc embarked on the hybridization of irises and daylilies. Pascal and Nicolas, Luc's sons, in turn embark on the hybridization of irises but also daylilies and peonies. "One of the largest collection in France" (according to the website Bourdillon-iris.com).

"Dans les années 1960, Michel Bourdillon reprend l'exploitation agricole fondée par son grand-père Maurice, en 1905. À partir de il décide alors de cultiver également des iris et des hémérocalles, avec sa femme Geneviève. Un premier catalague de 100 variétés sort en 1969. En 1987, ils sont rejoints par leurs fils Pascal et Luc. Geneviève prend sa retraite en 1996 et Luc se lance dans l'hybridation d'iris et d'hémérocalles. Pascal et Nicolas, son fils se lancent à leur tour dans l'hybridation des iris mais aussi des hémérocalles et des pivoines. "Une des plus grande collection de France" (d'après le site Bourdillon-iris.com).


Standard Dwarf Bearded Tall Bearded

Not registered

Tall Bearded - see pictures on SFIB website
  • 2001: "Nuisette" ('Conjuration' x 'Thornbird').
  • 2004: "Café Chocolat" ('Cimarron Strip' x 'Rustler'); "Crevette" ('Vanity' X 'Cherub's Smile'); "Épée Violette"; "Gamay" ('Windsor Rose' x 'Mulled Wine'); "La Vie" (Swingtown' x 'Silverado'); "Néon"; "Ombre" ('Titan's Glory' x 'Black Tie Affair'); "Sirop De Framboise"; "Spot" ('Speed Limit' x 'Clarence'); "Tout Feu Tout Flamme" ('Thornbird' x 'Fiesta Time'); "Velours Noir" ('Titan's Glory' x 'Blackout'); "Vol Au Vent" ('Scended Bubbles' x 'Sky Hooks').

Interested in French irises ? Please visit: France Iris | Société Française des Iris et plantes Bulbeuses (french language).

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r23 - 27 Jun 2021, TLaurin
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