Monday, 9 February 2015

Iris variegata

Iris variegata
One of my favourite Irises - very adaptable and easy and free flowering. There are several similar cultivars (Niebelungen most obviously) but this is one of those cases where one wonders why the plant breeders bother - the basic species is so good. Leave them alone guys!
Iris variegatus
A beautiful and adaptable species from Eastern Europe (the seed came from Moravia), this is a medium sized bearded species and thrives in a wide variety of garden conditions as long as not too shady or wet.
(Not to be confused with I.pallida variegata which has variegated foliage and violet flowers.)
1L pots ~ £6

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