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What is this iris?

BJ

What is this iris?

by 4 years ago
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I found this beautiful picture of an iris and would love to have this in my garden! Can anyone identify it? Do you know if it is possible to buy them online?

Thanks! Becca x

AN
4 years ago
JK
4 years ago
Love this site. Anyone know where I can contact Iris growers?
BJ
4 years ago
Thanks Ashley! That's super useful. Off to have a peek now :)
RR
4 years ago
Hi Jo Where are you in the world? often a good place to find reputable suppliers is the national Iris society. For example The British Iris Society http://www.britishirissociety.org.uk/more/links , The American Iris society (http://www.irises.org/Resources/Commercial_Ref.html) both have pages on their site listing good Iris growers. If you're looking for a special group of iris in the UK/Europe there are National Collection holders too - http://www.nccpg.com/National-Collections.aspx , I hold a collection of Miniature Tall Bearded Iris which I make available from time to time as division allows. I think there are about 21 collection at the moment!
RR
4 years ago
EB
4 years ago
We LOVE your iris collection. Would you be happy to post pics of your top three faves?
RR
4 years ago
OMG that's like asking me to chose a favorite child ;-) but OK! - note I only have 64 cultivars and there are around 400 more worldwide An MTB is classified as a plant (inc flower stem) between 41-70cm (16-27.5") with flowers (theoretically)measuring no more than 15cm (6") in combined height and width, also called Table Iris for the suitability for use in flower arranging. As with any plant they grow differently in different situations, some of my MTB are taller than they should be with larger flowers than they should have but MTB's are clearly distinct for their daintiness and elegance compared with their blousier IB and BB cousins. 1. MTB Bangles - superb cultivar, on the shorter side at about 53cm (21"), covered in flowers and long flowering, blooms mid season so in the Southern UK about mid May. Delicate amethyst with a hint of bronze standards (upright part of the flower) and deep violet falls (the downward part of the flower), the colors fade to a slightly paler version as the flower ages. Robust grower. 2. MTB Daemon Imp - Very vigorous and gets away to flower well in year 1 which is useful. This is a fav because of colors really, very deep velvety tones, standards are a dark red violet with falls deeper violet and slightly freckled at the throat with yellow bronze beards. Typically 46cm (18") but mine grow taller than this to at least 50cm (20"). Again very floriferous and robust. 3. MTB White Wine - In the fourth image there are 3 plants at about 3 years old so you get an idea of just how many flowers they throw up when they're happy. A delicate flower but robust plant, tall and elegant flower stems 53cm (21") with pale lavender blue standards and falls with throats marked bronze/green, fades to near white as it ages.
EB
4 years ago
Wow gorgeous photos. My personal fave is the first one I think. Hope to see them IRL at Hampton Court!

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