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 monnieri

Iris monnieri

A beautiful yellow Spuria, monnieri is probably a hybrid between Iris orientalis and Iris xanthospuria both of which are native to Turkey; other authorities believe I. crocea may be involved, whatever it is an excellent garden specimen with an air of mystery about it.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Iris orientalis

Iris orientalis

Another big spuria related to crocea but not as big, 70cm flowers white with a large central yellow blotch.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'

Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'

Probably the showiest of the variegated Iris, boldly marked foliage, makes a dramatic accent even when not in bloom, one of the most stunning variegated plants, especially attractive when planted in large drifts.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

Much less common in gardens the gold edged version provides an elegant contrast to Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata', we have been hoarding this for years and have finally built up enough to offer it, depending on its popularity it may not reappear again for several years, it is slow to increase.____ZONE 4
$15.00

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Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus

The well-known Yellow Flag Iris; yellow flowers with brown marks, plants prefer standing water but will grow in ordinary moist garden soil, quite showy.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Iris pumila 'Betsy Boo'

Iris pumila 'Betsy Boo'

A very dwarf bearded Iris only 7-15 cm. tall. Spring and summer flowering, it forms dense mats. Flowering freely____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Iris richenbachii

Iris richenbachii

Ex Balkans and similar to suaveolens, flowers yellow to purplish brown with darker veins.
$12.00

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Iris sibirica hyb

Iris sibirica hyb

A mix of seedlings from some of the more recent hybrids these have some interesting variations.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Iris sintensii

Iris sintensii

A slender Spuria from the Balkans where it grows in dry scrub, it has a tufted habit and is only 10-30cm high when in flower; the color appears an almost metallic deep violet-blue from a distance, with white falls so heavily veined with violet it obscures their true nature.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Iris spuria hyb.

Iris spuria hyb.

Seedlings from a range of the better garden hybrids; these should produce some nice forms, the color spectrum is nearly as wide as the bearded's; bloom starts in June after the tall bearded's and lasts into July.____ZONE 4
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