Iris

IRIS A genus of 250 plus species running the gamut from aquatics to desert bulbs, there is so much diversity that general comments are meaningless. I would urge gardeners to sample a few plants from the various sections of the genus, most only grew a few bearded hybrids or Siberians and there are so many garden worthy plants that are never even attempted. The Czechs too have collected some wonderful new things. Don't be too intimidated by European pronouncements concerning the growability of various species, a friend and local grower, Brian Radford is growing a wide selection of Oncocyclus species with considerable success outdoors, despite what the pundits might say. If Onco's are possible, the rest should be effortless.



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Iris 'Black Gamecock'

Iris 'Black Gamecock'

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Iris cretensis

Iris cretensis

In the wild, it is found on grassy alpine meadows; leaves are small narrow and upright, flowers violet with yellow veination. Native to Crete and on the tender side, it is a winter bloomer in the alpine house. Ours survived -29f in an unheated polyhouse last winter - reports of tenderness may be premature.____ZONE 5
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Iris cristata alba

Iris cristata alba

Jim Brought us this as gracilipes alba years ago, we put it in the corner of one of our big troughs and it covered a big chunk if it, everyone who sees it in flower has bugged us for a piece, and we finally got around to propagating it. It's pretty clear that it is a cristata, I couldn't imagine a white lacustris that vigorous.____ZONE 4
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Iris cristata gigantea

Iris cristata gigantea

ZONE__4__ This is a large and extremly vigorous form from Punnett, It has been in Brigittas woodland garden and we finally dug some to propagate since it was encroatching on other things.____ZONE 4
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Iris cycloglossa

Iris cycloglossa

A fantastic Juno collected southwest of Herat in Afghanistan by Wendelbo in 1975 in a damp grassy habitat very unusual for a Juno, it is extremely local and endemic only to this one small region. It is also distinct in that it is the only Juno with upright standards. Flowers are blue with a distinctive clove scent, very weird for a Juno, they appear more xiphium-like than Juno; definitely not a plant for beginners.____ZONE 5
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Iris hyb 'Batik'

Iris hyb 'Batik'

A blue tall bearded heavily streaked with white, very showy.____ZONE 5
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Iris hyb 'Cancan Red'

Iris hyb 'Cancan Red'

A maroon red tall bearded the speckled flowers have a white with red speckled bee guide on the falls.____ZONE 5
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Iris lactea

Iris lactea

Widespread species occurs all over Asia, flowers usually pale blue 4-6cm across and scented, a modest exceptionally hardy species 15-30cm tall.____ZONE 5
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Iris lutescens

Iris lutescens

Formerly known as Iris chamaeiris, lutescens comes from rocky dry places in southern Europe, it is quite variable in color with both purple and yellow forms, it is generally quite dwarf and early blooming.____ZONE 5
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Iris lutescens campellii

Iris lutescens campellii

Very dwarf to 15cm, flowers bright violet blue; falls darker, this cute little bearded iris is native from Italy to southern Spain in dry places among rocks.____ZONE 5
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