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Hybridizer Ferdinand Cayeux (1864-1948)

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1897: with his brother-in-law Léon Le CLerc, Ferdinand became owner of Forgeot et Compagnie, renamed Cayeux-Le Clerc.
The 1939 checklist notes: "Ferdinand Cayeaux 124 rue Camille-Groult, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, the most famous French Iris breeder, President, Chambre Syndicale des Marchands Grainiers Francais, Vice-President Société Nationale d'Horticulture Française. Awarded the Foster Memorial Plaque in 1935. For list of his Dykes Medal winners see under Cayeux. In 1938 Cayeux and his partner Mons. Le Clerc retired but Mons. Cayeux continues his work in hybridizing Irises and it is hoped, will do so for many years."
See a view of Petit Vitry's Nurseries (May 28th, 1925) on Cayeux et Le Clerc catalog 1930, p. 14.

Other members of the Cayeux family: Henri (brother), René (son), Jean (grandson), Richard (great-grandson). See: IRIS et BULBEUSES, n°134 (1999), pp. 09-14, Histoire de la Maison Cayeux.

See below:


Arilbreds: Intermediate Bearded: Tall Bearded:

Registrations by his son René Cayeux

Intermediate Bearded Tall Bearded * 1948-1959 : after the death of René Cayeux, other registrations for Ferdinand Cayeux : nota bene: in Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1927, 4e série, Tome XXVIII, p. 257, 'Corot', 'Mignard' are irises by Vilmorin (series with artist name).

List of other irises

From Cayeux et Le Clerc catalog:
  • 1930, p. 2: Émir; p.4: Mistral (see also Bulletin SNHF 1934, 6e série, Tome I, p. 138), p.8,11: Boréal
From Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France:
  • 1922, Tome XXIII, p. 216: Caliban, Madame Janiaud; 1925, Tome XXVI, p. 230.
From Bulletin de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France:
  • 1929, 5e série, Tome II, pp. 368-370: Meissonnier, Rosa Bonheur, Fromentin, Troyon; p. 415: Vanloo.
  • 1932, 5e série, Tome V, p. 262: Électre, Sapho, Satrape; p. 263: Argos.
  • 1933, 5e série, Tome VI, p. 269: Sparte, Hermione, Romance; p. 270: Énigme, Tarentelle.
  • 1934, 6e série, Tome I, p. 138: Muscadin; p. 220: Jérusalem, Satan.
  • 1935, 6e série, Tome II, p. 235: Euterpe, Soliman, Tapis d'Orient; p. 236: Élégie, Rhodes, Saltimbanque, Zadig.
  • 1936, 6e série, Tome III, p. 174: Orion, Sorrente.
  • 1937, 6e série, Tome IV, p. 173: Proconsul, Thérésia.
  • 1938, 6e série, Tome V, p. 229: Madrigal.
From Revue Horticole:
  • 1930, nouvelle série, Tome XXII, p. 118: La Nuit.
  • 1937, nouvelle série, Tome XXV, p. 527: Tapis d'Or.
  • 1939, nouvelle série, Tome XXVII, p. 473: Rosalinde, Sarrazine, Cyrano.
From Vilmorin-Andrieux catalog:
  • 1938, p. 4: 'Rapière'.
From 1949 AIS Checklist:
  • 1946: Marocain.
From Parc Floral de Paris:
  • 1939: Argus, Caïd, Livadia.

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

-- BobPries - 2012-05-17
Topic revision: r80 - 16 May 2024, PascalJordan
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