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IRISES - IDENTIFIED

Most irises below are tall bearded (TB) irises; a few are Intermediate Bearded (IB) or other types of bearded iris.  At the end of this list is our one historic Siberian iris; we hope to add more over time.  Photos are by Nancy McDonald, and in the public domain, unless otherwise noted.  A big "Thank you!" to Mike Unser for letting us use so many of his photos until we can take our own.

A note on names & identification:  Irises in this part of our website are, we hope, correctly identified.  However, we've found several that weren't, even in the short time our display garden has been here.  Those we bought from Superstition Iris Gardens were carefully vetted by them.  Others were given or sold to us in all good faith.  If the photo is by Mike Unser or CRIRIS, that iris is growing somewhere else; we have one of the same name, but haven't photographed ours yet.  NM photos, though, show actual irises at the Pickle Barrel.  If you see any NM photos that don't match the name, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let us know.

THE IRISES:


Acropolis    Berry 1929    TB    48" 
Local history:
  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 10-08-2013
Location:  Lou's Annex CI3

Alice Harding    
Cayeux 1933    TB    36"    soft yellow self; intensely fragrant; pbf
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section MM4



Amas



Amas
      Foster 1885    TB        25"    blue-violet bicolor; tetraploid
Local history:  Source -
Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section L1
NM photo






Ambassadeur




Ambassadeur
    Vilmorin 1920    TB    42"    purple-red-bronze blend; best sited where sunlight can shine through it, as at sunrise or sunset, when it glows rich ruby red
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens   Planted
08-27-09    Divided 2012  
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section C1
NM photo



Aphrodite


Aphrodite    
Dykes 1922    TB    48"   
clear bright violet pink self; falls have a white flush near base
Local history:  Sources - Old House Gardens & Superstition Iris Gardens    Both planted 08-28-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section C4; east side OHG & west side SIG
Mike Unser photo






Asia



Asia    Yeld 1920    TB    54"    lavender standards with pale reddish purple falls
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 13    Planted 09-25-2012
Location:  Lou's Annex; section CI1
NM photo



At Dawning


At Dawning    Kirkland 1935    TB    36"    standards are mother-of-pearl; falls rose-pink
Local history:  Sources - Superstition Iris Gardens & Wanda Rezac    Both planted 08-28-2012
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section DD1; east side SIG & west side WR
NM photo




Beotie




Beotie
    Cayeux 1932    TB    36"    unique, metallic blue-lavender bitone
Local history:  Source - Old House Gardens    Planted 09-08-2012
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section OO1
CRIRIS photo




Blue Boy    Foster 1913    IB    24"    violet
Local history:
Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section J3

Broceliande



Broceliande
    Cayeux 1935    TB    36"    clear tan fawn standards; falls reddish, reticulated on top half
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 08-28-2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section G4
Mike Unser photo





Caprice




Caprice
    Vilmorin 1898    IB    23"
    rosy purple; nice grape fragrance
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 24    Planted 09-25-2012
Location:  Lou's Annex; DK2
Mike Unser photo




Cecil Mintern    Farr 1922       TB
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 13    Planted 09-26-2012
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BK4

Chenedolle




Chenedolle
        Van Houtte 1872    TB        yellow/purple variegata - a favorite with us
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section L3  
NM photo




Christabel



Christab
el    Lapham 1936    TB 34"    dark red bitone with yellow highlights
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 09-03-2012    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section QQ2
CRIRIS photo





Clematis 1
Clematis 2



Clematis    Bliss 1917    TB 30"
    nice lavender iris; flowers sometimes open flat like a clematis

Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 1    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/26/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BJ2
Mike Unser photos




Col. Candelot




Col. Candelot
      Millet 1907    TB    32"    S copper, F purple; vigorous
Local History:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section L2
NM photo




Coronation




Coronation    Moore 1927    TB    40"    tall yellow self; may have purple flecking in cool weather; pbf
Local History:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 13    Potted 08-13-2012    Planted 09-25-2012
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BI3
Mike Unser photo




Crimson King




Crimson King    Barr 1893    IB    22"    Intense violet-purple self; early & may rebloom
Local History:  Source - Old House Gardens    Potted 04-04-12    Planted ___
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section B2
Photo by Mike Unser




Damozel    Morrison 1922    TB 34"    white & blue-lavender plicata
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 4    Potted 08/13/12    Planted 09/25/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BI4



Dauntless




Dauntless
    Connell 1929    TB 36"    red-purple; orange beard; pbf
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012   
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section H4
NM photo


 




Dawn    Yeld 1911    IB    sulphur yellow with bronze veins at throat; nice poise
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 6    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/25/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section AI4
Mike Unser photo











Demi-Deuil
    Denis 1912    TB 33"    striped white/purple
Local history: Source -
Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section J4   
NM photo




Depute' Nomblot



Depute' Nomblot
        Cayeux 1929    TB 34"    Sherbert type
Local History:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section F2
NM photo





Dogrose




Dogrose    Insole 1930    TB 40"    Rose-orchid
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12    Planted 8-28-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section H2
Photo by Mike Unser






Don Juan
    Cayeux  1928    TB 40"   
Standards light rosy lilac; Falls wide & flaring, bright red-purple
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 09-08-12
Location: Main iris bed; inner L; section DD2
Doxa



Doxa
    H. P. Sass 1929    IB    creamy olive with violet markings
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted __-__-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section AA4
NM photo








Dr. Bernice
        Hooper 1867    TB        Sherbert type
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
LocationMain iris bed; outer L; section E3
NM photo






El Tovar



El Tovar
    H.P. Sass  1933    TB 34"   
Standards bright yellow, blending to a rosy buff border. Falls, a rich blackish-maroon.
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 09-03-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section R2
Mike Unser photo


  




Eldorado
        Vilmorin 1910    TB        lilac/purple/yellow; looks illuminated from within
; widely spaced flower parts
That same year:  Japan annexes Korea; Chinese government proclaims an end to slavery; a railway is completed over the Andes Mountains.
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012

Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section K1
NM photo




Eleanor Roosevelt    H.P. Sass-McDade, 1933    IB 21"    deep fluorite purple self; very rich falls; early
Local history:  Source - Old House Gardens    Planted 2010    Divided 2011
Location:  main iris bed; outer L; section R1


Elsinore



Elsinore    C. H. Hall 1925    TB 34"    primrose yellow flushed with purple
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12    Planted 09-08-2012
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section NN1
Photo by Mike Unser




Empress of India    Barr 1921    TB 42"    Iris pallida selection; choice, satiny, slightly darker than typical clone
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09-08-12
Location
:  Main iris bed; inner L; section II4




Not Archeveque or Fabian



Fabian
- or maybe not    Salter 1868    smoky purple diploid; real one has pbf; ID now in question
Local History:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; sections A4 & K3 
NM photo




Fascination    Cayeux 1927    TB    pinky lavender
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 14  Potted 08-13-12    Planted 09-25-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section CI4


Faustine



Faustine
    Lémon 1859    IB    light blue/falls veined
Local history:  Source - Select Seeds    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section JJ2   
NM photo





Flavescens



Flavescens
    collected by DeCandolle 1813    TB 30"    palest yellow; vigorous

Local history:  Source - Collected with permission at the old Mixon farm, near Grand Marais, Michigan; most of plant left in original place.    Planted 08-27-09.    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section L4
NM photo



Florentina




Florentina
    naturally occurring, grown in gardens since 1500    TB    bluish white
Local history:  Source - Nancy McDonald's garden; bought in [date] from [source].    Planted at PB 08-27-09.
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section E4
NM photo



Fries Morel



Fries Morel    Lemon 1840    
TB 26"    nice little variegata with buff yellow standards and maroon falls with lots of white striping
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Garden    Planted 09-03-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section R3
Mike Unser photo



 



Garden Magic    Grinter 1936    TB 40"    large, velvety, deep red-purple
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 09-03-12    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section N3

Germaine Perthuis    Millet 1924    violet-purple with rich shading; strong root beer fragrance!
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12    Planted 8-28-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section AA3


Gracchus



Gracchus
       Ware 1884    IB 21"    yellow/reddish purple/white variegata; falls particularly stripey; fetching
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section S1    Divided 2011
NM photo



Gudrun    Dykes, K 1931    TB 32"    Lovely white
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 1    Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-26-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BJ4

Harmony    Dykes, WR 1923    24"    early "black"
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09-03-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section M1

Harriette Halloway    K. Smith 1951    TB 36"    Pale bluish violet self
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section H1
Her Majesty



Her Majesty    
Perry 1903    IB    mallow pink, veined
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Gardens    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section JJ4
Photo by Mike Unser




Indian Hills



Indian Hills    Grant 1935    TB 37"
    rich, true wine purple
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 1    Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-26-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section AJ2

Mike Unser photo




Iris pallida    collected by Lamarck 1789    TB    lavender self; it would be nice to know how carefully this has been identified; is it truly the wild I. pallida?
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 22    Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-25-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DJ3

Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'        TB    lavender self; nice fragrance; white-variegated foliage
Local history:  Source -
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section F3

Isoline    Vilmorin 1904    TB 30"    poised and lovely lilac standards with rose-purple falls; golden beard
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 8-28-12

Location: Main iris bed; inner L; section BB4

 
Jacquesiana



Jacquesiana
    Lémon 1840    TB 48"    S coppery crimson; F deep red-purple; pbf

Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section B1
NM photo




Japanesque



Japanesque    Farr 1922    TB  30"    fun and interesting flat form, much like a Japanese iris, of white with deep violet striping
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 07-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location: 
Main iris bed; triangle; section CM4
Photo by Mike Unser




 
Jasper Agate



Jasper Agate
    Mrs. T.A. Williams 1941    TB    34"    copper-red-gold  
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section G1
NM photo - windy day!







Jean Cayeux Cayeux 1931 TB 38" pale brown with gold; the darker flower just opened - the paler ones are a day old.
Local history: Sources - Presby Memorial Gardens & Iris City Gardens     Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section G2
NM photo





Junaluska with Bumblebee



Junaluska    Kirkland 1934    TB    standards rose & soft yellow blend; falls velvety carmine; brilliant
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section M4
NM photo

Kansas Ingleside



Kansas Ingleside    Hillson 1939    warm-toned red blend; reblooms in mild climates
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-01-11    will move in 2013     
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section LL4
NM photo


Kharput



Kharput    
collected by Barr 1900    IB 30"    deep violet; striking
Local history:  Source - John Black    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section KK4
John Black photo




Khedive



Khedive
      
Barr 1884    IB    bright pale violet; showy orange beard; pbf
Local history:    Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09            Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section D3
NM photo

 
   

































King Christian



King Christian
    
W. J. Caperne 1901    IB    cream white
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section B4
NM photo




King Midas    Mead 1928    IB 28"    golden buff standards; garnet brown falls; heavy golden beards; pbf
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 6    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/26/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section AJ3

Lady Paramount



Lady Paramount    C. G. White 1934    TB 44"    clear primrose yellow; standards paler than falls; occasional purple flecks on falls
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 07/10/12    Planted 09/08/12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section MM2
Mike Unser photo




Lent A. Williamson



Lent A. Williamson  
E. B. Williamson    1918    TB    42"    violet/purple; large & vigorous
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted fall 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section BB2
NM photo




Lord of June
   
Yeld 1911    TB  40"    standards lavender-blue; falls rich violet-blue; large flower
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location: 
Main iris bed; triangle; section BK1



Loreley
    Goos & Koenemann 1909    MTB or BB    Standards yellow, sometimes streaked purple; Falls purple with white streaks & yellow rim; vigorous; pbf
Local history: Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section N2
NM photo







Ma Mie
    Cayeux et LeClerc 1906    IB    white/light violet plicata
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; section Q1
NM photo






Madame Louis Aureau
    Cayeux 1934    TB    36"    white/deep purple plicata   
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section P2
  
Madame Louis Aureau
    Cayeux 1934    TB    36"    white/deep purple plicata
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Gardens    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section LL1
NM photo




Madison Cooper    Fryer 1919    TB 24"   a rich variegata
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 4    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/26/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section CK1




Mady Carriere 
  
Millet et Fils 1905    TB        pale blue & yellow; sweet & pretty
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section B3
NM photo






Marie Antoinette



Marie Antoinette    
K. Smith 1941    TB    S pale, F dark violet; striking
Local history:    Source: Presby Memorial Gardens    Date acquired 08-27-09    Divided 2012    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; section D2
NM Photo




Mary Geddes



Mary Geddes    
Stahlman/Washington 1931    TB    38"    S rose/F plum with gorgeous shading; pbf
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09     Divided 2011  
Location:  Main iris bed; section E2
Photo by Mike Unser




Mary E. Nicholls



Mary E. Nicholls
    Nicholls 1939    TB    white with yellow haft markings and yellow beard; rare
Local history:  Source - John Black    Planted 09/08/12
Location: 
Main iris bed; inner L; section MM1    will move in 2013
John Black photo; reproduced with permission




Mattie Gates



Mattie Gates
    Sass Bros 1945    TB    36"    yellow white white; lovely
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Garden    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section Q2
NM photo




Mexicana



Mexicana
    Salter pre-1859    IB    18"    another pretty little variegata; this one has lots of white in the falls
Local history:  Source - donated by Old House Gardens    Potted 06-30-12    Planted 09-03-12
Location:
  Main iris bed; inner L; section RR4
Photo by Mike Unser




 


Midwest
    H.P. Sass 1922    TB    white/purple plicata; dark
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011   
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section N4
NM photo



Miss Aravilla



Miss Aravilla
    H. P. Sass 1938    TB 36"    showy variegata
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09/03/12    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section QQ
Mike Unser photo




Mme. Chereau



Mme Chereau
    Lemon 1844    TB    32"    white/lavender plicata
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    08-27-09       Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section O4
Photo by CRIRIS



  



Mme Chobaut
    Denis 1916    TB    36"    white/wine red plicata; handsome
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section P4    Divided 2011
NM photo




Mme. Louesse



Mme Louesse 
   Verdier 1860    TB  34"    unusual plicata with purple feathering on white; interesting form
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:
  Main iris bed; outer L; section J1
Photo by Mike Unser




Mrs. Andrist



Mrs Andrist    Fryer 1919    TB 20"    clean white standards over white falls so heavily reticulated as to appear violet; vigorous diploid; pbf
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 20    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/25/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DK4
Mike Unser photo




Mrs. George Darwin



Mrs. George Darwin
    Foster 1895    TB    white with gold and violet; diploid
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section P3
NM photo




Neglecta



Neglecta    Hornemann, 1813, Collected    TB    Lavender standards; falls netted with violet; pbf
Local history:  Source - donor prefers to remain anonymous   Potted 7-23-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location: 
Main iris bed; triangle; section BK2
Photo by Mike Unser




    


Nuee d’Orage    
Verdier 1905    TB    pastel blue/purple
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section D4
NM photo




Numa Roumestan



Numa Roumestan    Cayeux 1928    TB 36"    deep, rich red-purple diploid
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 6    Potted 09/15/12    Planted 09/26/12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BK2
Mike Unser photo



  



Ola Kala    
J. Sass 1942    TB    36"    glowing gold       
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section S2 
NM photo



 
Othello



Othello   
Lemon 1848    TB    30"    deep blue/violet
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section K2 
NM photo




Parthenon    Connell 1934    TB  37"    chalky white with pale gold; pbf
Local history:  Source - donated by Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location: 
Main iris bed; triangle; section CK1

Romeo


Peacock's Eye
(or is it Romeo?)  Uncertain ID - there's great controversy over this beautiful iris; see Phil Edinger's article in Roots,
http://www.hips-roots.com/articles/of-exotic-birds.html - whatever it is, we will love it!  This photo is Romeo, 1912.  Will photograph ours when it blooms.  Both possibilities have pbf.
Local history:  Source - donated by Old House Gardens    Potted 6-30-12    Planted 09-03-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section R4
Photo by Mike Unser




Perfection


Perfection   
Barr 1880    TB    30"    lavender/purple
Local history:  Sources - Presby Memorial Gardens & Iris City Gardens   Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011; 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section O1
Photo by Mike Unser




Persan    Cayeux 1938    TB    red-violet bitone
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  main iris bed; inner L; section CC2    will move in 2013

Picador



Picador
    Morrison 1930    TB 40"    honey yellow-tarnished gold standards; mineral red falls - an elegant variegata; pbf
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Garden    Planted 09-03-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section Q4
Mike Unser photo




Plumeri



Plumeri    collected by unknown person, presumed to be 1830    TB  28"    bright, light reddish lilac
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; triangle; section BK4
Photo by Mike Unser




Pocahontas    Farr 1915    IB 24"     white with pale violet plicata stitching; standards NOT squashed as in Swerti
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 23  Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-25-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DK1




Prairie Sunset    H. P. Sass 1936    TB    peach/apricot/copper
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section K4
NM photo


   

President Pilkington



President Pilkington   
Cayeux 1931    TB 40"    lavender/blue/yellow pastel blend; pbf
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section E1   
Photo by Mike Unser




Primavera    Mohr-Mitchell 1926    IB    Soft, soft yellow, stronger yellow near hafts
Local history:  Source - Mike Unser    Planted 09-25-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section CJ3

Princess Royal


Princess Royal   
Smith 1902    TB    medium blue pallida
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section C3
Photo by Mike Unser



  

Quaker Lady



Quaker Lady   
Farr 1909    TB    27"    pale pink/lavender blend; pbf
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09; second clump from Old House Gardens, planted 08-28-12; same location    Divided 2011
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section A3
Photo by Mike Unser




Queen Caterina



Queen Caterina    Sturtevant 1918    TB  36"    pale lavender-violet self
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-15-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section AH4
Photo by Mike Unser


   

Queen of May


Queen of May
   
Salter 1859    TB    25"    lavender/reddish veining on upper falls
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section P1  
NM photo
 



Rameses



Rameses   
H.P. Sass 1928    TB    38"    smoky lavender/purple blend
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section LL3
Photo by Mike Unser


   




Rhea
   
Williamson 1928    TB    36"    smoky, rosy lilac blend
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section H3
NM photo



   

Rheingauperle



Rheingauperle   
Goos & Koenemann 1930    TB 36"    soft pink
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner triangle; section KK1
Photo by Mike Unser





Rose Unique

Rose Unique
    Farr 1910    IB 27"    rose-purple self with veins; the nearest to pink in its day; early bloomer
Local history:  Source - donated by Old House Gardens    Potted 6-30-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; triangle; section CM2
Photo by Mike Unser


Rose Unique
    Farr 1910    IB 27"    rose-purple self with veins; the nearest to pink in its day; early bloomer
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; triangle; section DM1
Photo by Mike Unser


Rosy Wings    Gage 1935    TB 40"    rose-copper
Local history:  Source - Wanda Rezac    Planted 08-27-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DH1

Rota



Rota   Goos & Koenemann 1924    IB 24"    carmine-rose
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location: Main iris bed; triangle; section CL1
Photo by Mike Unser


   

San Francisco



San Francisco   
Mohr-Mitchell 1927    TB    40"    white/blue plicata
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-01-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner triangle; section KK2
Photo by Mike Unser




Sans Souci



Sans Souci    Van Houtte 1854    TB     classic variegata
Local history:  Source - John Black, who believes it to be the real deal    Planted 09-25-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; BI2

Photo by John Black




Seduction



Seduction    Cayeux 1933    TB 38"    white ground with lavender plicata markings that shade toward maroon on the shoulders of the falls; lovely
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 6    Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-26-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section BK1
Mike Unser photo




Shah Jehan    Neel 1932    TB 38"    standards creamy buff-lavender; falls purple-mahogany with paler rim
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 18    Potted 09-15-12    Planted 09-26-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section AK2

Shekinah    Sturtevant 1918    TB 36"    pale lemon yellow, deeper toward center
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-15-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DI4
  




Sherwin-Wright   
Martin Kohankie 1915    IB 24"    bright yellow; pbf
Local history:  Sources - Iris City Gardens & Presby Memorial Gardens   Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section S3
NM photo




Shiraz
Shiraz



Shiraz 
Iris iberica X Iris pallida  Foster 1909 [height]  medium blue self   
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012                   
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section I1
NM photos




Siegfried



Siegfried    H. P. Sass 1936    TB 40"    palest sulphur yellow with stippling and dotting of brown-purple; charming
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  main iris bed; outer L; section G3    will move in 2013
Mike Unser photo




Sierra Blue   
Essig 1932    TB    40"    deep lavender/blue
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section A2   


Sindjkha   
G. Sturtevant 1918    TB    36"    smoky lilac; vigorous
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section F1
NM photo



 


Sir Michael
    Yeld 1925
Local history:  Source -  Wanda Rezac   Potted ___    Planted 8-28-12
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section F4 

Southland



Southland
   
H.P. Sass 1934    IB        deep yellow
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012       
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section N1   
NM photo




Souvenir de Madame Gaudichau    Millet 1914    TB  36"    rich, deep purple; falls deeper than standards; early bloomer
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12     Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section DD4

Sunol    Mohr-Mitchell 1933    TB  36"    fascinating soft yellow-bronze blend; lovely form
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-9-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section NN4




Susan Bliss
   
Bliss 1922    TB    36"    soft lilac-pink
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section J2
NM photo








Sweet Lena    Registered by Martin Holland, 1992; introduced 1993.  He says it had been in his family a long time and is at least 70 years old.  TB 28"   L
avender self; HIGHLY and pleasantly scented.  I read somewhere (can't find it now; still looking) that this is Iris pallida v. androfertila.
Local history:  Source - NM's garden; originally from Flower Scent Gardens, 1999    Planted at PB 9-1-09.    Divided 2012
Main iris bed; outer L; section Q3
NM photo



Talisman    Murrell 1930    TB 30"    yellow with rosy pink
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  main iris bed; inner L; section NN2
 
 



Tarn Hows
   
Randall     R. 1951, I. 1955    TB    36"    glowing cedarwood brown
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted fall, 2011    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section CC3
NM photo






The Red Douglas
   
J. Sass 1937    TB    36"    deep rosy wine
Local history:  Source - Iris City Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    will move in 2013     
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section I4
NM photo


Tristram



Tristram
    Bliss    1919    TB    30"    
Standards white; Falls velvet blackish purple heavily veined white at base; pbf
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-1-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section LL2
NM photo - will get better one next year




True Delight



True Delight   
Sturtevant 1924    TB    36"    white/pink plicata
Local history:  Source - Bluebird Haven Iris Garden    Planted 09-1-11
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section JJ3
Photo by Mike Unser







Vingolf   
Goos & Koenemann 1924    IB    26"    S gold/F purple
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section M3
NM photo




Violacea Grandiflora    Collected by DeBarry in 1856    TB  36"    rich blue standards; violet-blue falls; vigorous and handsome
Local history:  Source - donated by Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; triangle; section CL3

Vishnu    Sturtevant 1930    TB  30"    light pinkish cinnamon; glorious form; spicy fragrance; pbf
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Potted 7-10-12    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  Main iris bed; inner L; section NN3

W. J. Fryer



W. J. Fryer   
Fryer 1917    TB    34"    S yellow/F red-purple
Local history:  Source - Presby Memorial Gardens    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2012
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; section M2
Photo by Mike Unser


 
  
Wabash



Wabash   
M. Williamson 1936    TB    40"    S white/F violet; pbf
Local history:  Source - Marsha Preston    Planted 08-27-09    Divided 2011    will move in 2013
Location:  Main iris bed; outer L; sections D1
Photo by Mike Unser




Wyomissing



Wyomissing    Farr 1909    IB 20"   
Standards creamy white; suffused delicate soft rose; Falls deep rose at the base, shading to a flesh colored border
Local history:  Source - Superstition Iris Gardens    Planted 09-08-12
Location:  main iris bed; inner L; section KK3
Mike Unser photo



Yves Lassailly



Yves Lassailly    Cayeux 1928    TB 48"    white with sky blue and fawn; as Mike Unser says, "Sublime."
Local history:  Source - HIPS 2012 Donor 7    Potted 08-13-12    Planted 09-15-12
Location:  Lou's Annex; section DI1
Mike Unser photo



                               
SIBERIAN IRISES:

Siberian iris 'Summer Sky'


Summer Sky
    Cleveland 1935
    Sky blue with white clouds and yellow sunshine; one of our favorites.
Local history: Purchased by Nancy McDonald from Clarence Mahan's nursery The Iris Pond (no longer doing mail order) in 1994; planted in the Pickle Barrel Garden 09-27-09.
Location:  Main iris bed; inner triangle; section DK
NM photo





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