Species and Species-Cross Iris

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Alabama Blue Fin Copeland 2019
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Spec-X, “Pseudata”, white blooms with a bright blue-violet halo. Blooms in June. Height: 38″ Zone 4-9
Iris japonica Carl Peter Thunberg, 1794
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Native to Asia. Many (20 plus) small 2″ pale blue-lavender blooms, opening a few at a time, on a multi-branched stalk 18 to 24 inches. Needs afternoon shade and a loose humus-rich soil where it will become a ground cover. Evergreen foliage shows freeze damage at 25 F. Blooms early spring. Can also be grown in a container and brought indoors to protect from hard freezes. Zone 8-9
Iris pallida
‘Dalmatica’
Described by Gerarde 1597
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Collected and cultivated before 1600. Vigorous tall bearded, flower stems 36” with lightly sweet fragrant blue-violet flowers. Grow as you grow modern bearded irises. Zone 3-9
‘Roy Davidson’ Hager 1987
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Spec-X, 36″-42″ tall with many 3″ gold flowers. Grow in shallow water or a moist garden setting. Zone 3?, 4-9
Iris setosa ‘Aaron’s Blue’ Lecomte 2018
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Native to northern North America and northern Asia. Requiring moist rich composted soils slightly acidic. Full sun in maritime areas, afternoon shade elsewhere (grow as Iris ensata). 24-25 inches tall many violet blooms held with near-black spathes.  Needs a winter’s chill, Zone 3-8
 Unexpected Surprise Harris 2018
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Child of ‘Gubijin’ selfed looking like Iris viginica only sterile. Chartreuse spring foliage greening by bloom time late May. Height 36″ and wide Zone 3?, 4-9