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

Iris pumila

A very dwarf bearded Iris only 7-15 cm. tall. Flowers variable in color; spring and summer flowering, it forms dense mats. Flowering freely, these rate high on Brigitta's cute meter.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Iris sanguinea 'Snow Queen'

Iris sanguinea 'Snow Queen'

Native to Japan and Korea and similar to sibirica but shorter; leaves are reed-like, flowers intense blue and larger than those of sibirica. An attractive free blooming very garden worthy plant, I just can't figure out what the name refers to, this is a white selection____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Iris sibirica modern hyb

Iris sibirica modern hyb

Plants from our own breeding projects, these are nice looking typical Siberians.____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

Iris spuria

The Butterfly Iris, a wide ranging complex species ranging from Sweden to Central Spain; they like a warm site and moisture during the growing season, but dry during flowering. Coloration is quite variable spurias are heavy feeders and enjoy some manure.____ZONE 4
$8.00

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