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(TB) 'Mme Cécile Bouscant'

1923, Millet et Fils

'Mme Cécile Bouscant' (Millet et Fils, 1923). TB-B. Color Class R1L. (unknown x 'Ricardi') X 'Queen Of May'. CM, SNHF 1925.

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Journal de la Société Nationale d'Horticulture de France, 1925, 4e sére, Tome XXVI, pp. 229-230.
Millet et Fils, irises and new peonies 1930-1931, p. 15
Note: according to Vilmorin-Andrieux, this is an Alexandre Bouscant iris; see: Vilmorin-Andrieu & Cie, plantes 1931, p. 63; Vilmorin-Andrieux, iris des jardins 1938, p. 12.
Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: MME. CECILE BOUSCANT (Millet 1923). One of the most magnificent Ricardi hybrids in cultivation, of highest standard in form and substance; but like all Ricardis it needs skilled cultivation. The color is a lovely shade of pink, somewhat like Dream, but slightly deeper. Free flowering.48 inches. $7.50 each.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1926: MADAME CECILE BOUSCANT (Millet) $8.00. S. violet; F. violet suffused with rose, beard yellowish white. This Iris is from M. Millet’s garden, but we purchased it upon the recommendation of M. Cayeux, who places it among the very best varieties originated in France.
From Quality Gardens catalog 1931: MME CECILE BOUSCANT (Su-seel Boos-kann') (Millet 1923) L. 48". The experts of all the countries have united in putting this Iris at the very peak. It is quite equal to Souv. de Loetitia Michaud in quality and is a lovely shade of orchid pink. It has a slight flush of blue in the center of the fall, which gives it its unique, orchid shade. The bloom is of the highest standard, in form and substance. Very tall and free flowering and perfectly hardy. We predict this Iris is going to be one of the great favorites for many years to come and no collection is complete without it. Mr. Percy Murrell in his report on this Iris to the English Iris Society rated it 2 points higher than Michaud. $2.00.


Mme Bouscant; Madame Cecil Bouscant; Mme C. Bouscant; Mme Cecil Bouscent; Madame Cecile Bouscant; Mme C. Forscault'; note: Mme stands for Madame (french spelling).

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