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    This rare and gorgeous plant is the only yellow species amongst the spuria irises, blooming in early summer with large, narrow, reflexed-petalled, lemon-yellow flowers with narrow leaves. It needs neutral to slightly acidic, gritty, well drained soil with plenty of free-flowing water in Spring, and is native to N E Turkey, where it grows in open pine forests at altitude. ... Learn More



    Fragrant, milky-white, to palest purplish-blue flowers with delicate white falls, which are pencilled and striated with blue, red-purple or violet, open from spring into summer, above clumps of erect, linear, grey-green leaves. A rhizomatous species, it is widely grown throughout China, where it is often used as an ingredient in a herbal contraceptive! (We do not recommend this though). It is very tolerant plant, growing in a variety of soils (including those that dry out in summer), and even salty areas, where it has been employed to remove the salt. It allegedly also has a strong resistance to water logging, salinity, trampling, poor, pest and disease! ... Learn More



    The State Wildflower of Michigan is an attractive miniature iris with showy, deep blue flowers, which open from mid May to early June and are borne singly on short stems which are sometimes no more than two or three inches tall, and are becoming increasingly uncommon in the wild. In the wild Iris lacustris is usually found growing in slightly acidic, moist, sandy, or rocky soils, in sun-dappled, forested openings, often near the lake shore. ... Learn More



    These flowers are usually a rich purple, each fall with a narrow white flash at the base, but they can also be blue, purple or violet and generally have unique colour patterns, often being completely white with attractive markings. They are usually grown in shallow waters and seem to prefer marshy or wet soil, although they also do perfectly well in ordinary soil as long as it does not dry completely out ... Learn More



    Very rarely offered from seed, this semi-dwarf iris from the Pyrenees displays deep blue, six-petalled flowers, with yellow marks in the centre of the lower petals, on short stems from May until July. Also known as The English Iris, Iris latifolia, Iris xiphiodes and Iris anglica, it is a common and attractive iris of the Pyrenees and Northwestern Spain. The leaves are stiff and sword-shaped and are approximately 60 cm long. In the wild, leaves begin growth in early spring, before the snow has entirely melted. ... Learn More



    From clumps of bluish-green, grass-like foliage arise short stems carrying up to 4 or 5 flowers at a time. These have, as the name implies, unusually long petals, which are pale milky blue, darker at the centre, and beautifully pencilled at their flared ends. A rare plant, it is protected in the wild where it lives in restricted swales and moist areas in coastal grasslands from San Francisco to Monterey. ... Learn More



    This neat dwarf plant is found in dry areas ranging from Italy to southern Spain with lemon-yellow and creamy-white flowers. The compact foliage is typical blue-green, slightly curved, and because of its small size it makes an excellent addition to the rock garden or trough. ... Learn More



    This rare and vigorous beauty, both in flower and foliage, that with care can do well in the open garden, opens its palest lilac, almost white flowers, the falls near-white with a yellow centre line, in the early spring. This Juno iris, native to the mountains of Central Asia, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. ... Learn More



    This is the really white form of what is normally an almost white flower and is significantly different. A pure white juno iris was raised clonally from a single plant discovered amongst a stock of magnifica Agalik in 1977 and produced similar seedlings. This rare and vigorous beauty, both in flower and foliage, that with care can do well in the open garden, opens its white flowers, the falls with a yellow centre line, in the early spring. The normal form of this Juno iris, native to the mountains of Central Asia, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. ... Learn More



    Sprays of remarkable, frilly, purple-speckled flowers, that have both mottling and deeper purple on the falls, with undulate edges and superb fringed, yellow style crests, open on tall, many-branched stems. This extremely beautiful Himalayan species is only very rarely found or offered in cultivation. It grows from fat rhizomes, and these do not resemble the other irises, such as I.tectorum and japonicum in the Evansia group to which it belongs, but these rhizomes grow and multiply well. It is easy on any sunny, freely drained soil, although it flowers best in cooler, peaty or leafy soils. ... Learn More



    This beardless iris has narrow leaves with deep blue flowers on branched stems and larger hanging falls with a central yellow splash and outstanding deep purple veining. Native in western N America, this lovely plant has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. ... Learn More



    Quite a magnificent rhizomatous plant from Greece and Turkey giving an amazing display of white and yellow flowers. These plants are extremely hardy considering their origins and when established will be happy for many years with little work needed to maintain them. ... Learn More



    The "Yellow Flag" is the second of our worthwhile-to-grow native wild irises. Large bright yellow flowers in spring amidst stiff green leaves. Supposedly a bog plant, but it thrives on our dust-dry hillside! ... Learn More



    A fantastic variegated form of the common Yellow Flag Iris, (Iris Pseudocorus)giving a more impressive foliage display, with the same well known large yellow flowers. Just as easy to grow and best suited for a wet border or pond edge. ... Learn More



    Frilly, crested flowers of blue, and rarely yellow, open on very, very short stems over clumps of short, broad, thick leaves. A very choice plant and possibly the smallest of all irises, but very few seeds collected. ... Learn More


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