Iris ‘La Meije’

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‘La Meije’ is the Cayeux version of ‘Queen’s Circle’ one of my all time favourite iris, ever since I first saw it at Schreiner’s in Oregon. Although it is sometimes described as not being terribly exciting in colouring the good habit and number of buds makes ‘Queen’s Circle’ a great iris and, for some reason, I really love the colouring. ‘La Meije’ is a little more subtle in its colouring though my photos exaggerate this a bit because, apart from the bud, above, the flowers are a couple of days old and battered by wind – the blue rim to the falls is more intense when they first open.

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It is named after a mountain in the French Alps and grows to 90cm. It is a robust grower and has done well in the garden.

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Geoff’s rating

8/10 – I wish it didn’t fade so much

Garden rating







5 Comments on “Iris ‘La Meije’”

  1. Maria F.
    June 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    You’ve covered so many Irises, thanks so much!

  2. Chloris
    June 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    I have enjoyed all your Iris posts. I have some Cayeux irises and some Cedric Morris, and some acquired here and there. I have forgotten all their names, but they are all gorgeous. I have some 2 year old seedlings which I am excited about. Have you tried raising your own?

    • thebikinggardener
      June 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

      Yes I have some seedlings back home that are probably flowering now 🙂

  3. Meriel
    June 9, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    Yet another beauty. How many have you?

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