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■(TB) 'Frivolité'

1929, Cayeux

'Frivolité' (Ferdinand Cayeux, 1929) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class S9L.

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Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websitefrivolitePhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris GardensPhoto by Seagate Iris UKin my garden -Francein my garden -Francein my garden -France


Cayeux et Le Clerc catalog 1930, p. 6.
From Cooley's Wholesale pricelist, 1932: FRIVOLITE. This French introduction is offered as a great improvement upon the variety MARQUISETTE. The general effect is one of rich and brilliant shrimp-pink, the entire blossom seemingly dusted with gold dust. Mr. Sherman Duffy, eminent iris authority and writer, states in Bulletin No. 41 for October, that during the past blooming season FRIVOLITE made a distinct impression upon him, and that he considered it the finest thing in its class. A very lovely and unique novelty. Rapid of increase. Each $6.50; three for $15.00.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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-- BobPries - 2010-11-19
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Frivolite.jpgjpg Frivolite.jpg manage 33 K 19 Nov 2010 - 18:54 BobPries Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Frivolité - Cayeux 1929 (1).JPGJPG Frivolité - Cayeux 1929 (1).JPG manage 208 K 20 Jun 2018 - 14:09 Main.Neira in my garden -France
Frivolité - Cayeux 1929 (2).JPGJPG Frivolité - Cayeux 1929 (2).JPG manage 232 K 20 Jun 2018 - 14:10 Main.Neira in my garden -France
Frivolité- Cayeux 1929 .JPGJPG Frivolité- Cayeux 1929 .JPG manage 212 K 20 Jun 2018 - 14:10 Main.Neira in my garden -France
frivolite.jpgjpg frivolite.jpg manage 46 K 15 Feb 2011 - 05:22 IrisP  
frivolite01.JPGJPG frivolite01.JPG manage 486 K 15 May 2018 - 15:54 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frivolite02.JPGJPG frivolite02.JPG manage 496 K 15 May 2018 - 15:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
frivolite5.JPGJPG frivolite5.JPG manage 232 K 17 Jul 2023 - 02:10 TerryLaurin Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens
frivoliteSG.jpgjpg frivoliteSG.jpg manage 24 K 01 Jul 2012 - 19:17 BetsyHiggins Photo by Seagate Iris UK
Topic revision: r26 - 25 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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