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GALANTHUS (Amaryllidaceae)
Snowdrop
 
Galanthus alpinus var. bortkewitschianus ~ In late winter, this irresistible little elf produces slightly chubby, 2/3-inch flowers on 5-inch scapes that tower above the just-emerging leaves. A thin green chevron marks the sinus of each inner flower segment. Once considered its own species, this rarity is confined in the wild to only a few acres in the foothills of the north-central Caucasus. It thrives in cultivation in cool, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil and partial shade. Montane/Modified continental; N Caucasus. Zone 5.
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Galanthus angustifolius ~ This could be (and has been) taken for an especially gray-leaved (and narrow-leaved) form of Galanthus nivalis. The relatively small, moustache-style blotches that decorate the sinus tips of its cherubic flowers literally mark it as a species apart, however. It's also quite rare in cultivation. And quite cold-hardy. Montane/Modified continental; N Caucasus. Zone 4.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Abington Green' ~ Named for the town of its origin (in Cambridgeshire), as well as for the large near-rectangular blotch that covers most of each inner flower segment, 'Abington Green' is also distinguished by its broad, rounded, long-clawed outer segments. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Barnes' (Hiemalis Group) ~ The earliest fall-blooming elwesii cultivar is also notable for the generous size and elegant modeling of its flowers, as well as for their heart-shaped, olive-green sinus marks. Mediterranean. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Beluga' ~ Yes, indeed – a little whale of a snowdrop (one of a new series from Dutch galanthophile Patrick van den Berg). The large, pleasingly chubby flowers have rounded, cupped outer segments, and each inner segment bears a large olive-green blotch that brings picture-book cetaceans to mind. Very broad, very glaucous, slightly hooded leaves complete the picture. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Benjamin Britten' ~ Fittingly named for a composer whose Op. 1 celebrates spring, this recent selection is remarkable for the large olive-green "X" that marks each of its inner segments. Its flowers are just the thing for anticipating spring. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Brian Mathew' ~ A giant among snowdrops, both in the magnitude of its flowers and in the breadth of its bold gray-green leaves. Even the sinus marks are on the large side, covering most of the inner segments. And fittingly, this outstanding new introduction is named after a giant of the bulb world. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Deer Slot' ~ Combining amplitude and elegance, this outstanding selection from the garden of Primrose Warburg owes its name to its dark green, divided sinus marks that suggest deer hoof-prints. Equally noteworthy are its large, shallowly concave, heavy-textured outer segments; its erect, stem-hugging leaves; and its relatively late time of bloom. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Galadriel' ~ From Beth Chatto's garden, a newly introduced elwesii selection that bears large shapely flowers with distinctive inverted-Y-shaped sinus marks. It blooms late in the snowdrop season, often producing two scapes in succession. Broad gray leaves complete the lovely picture. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Godfrey Owen' ~ Six symmetrical outer segments bring an enchanting and elegant new look to snowdrops. The inners are also a sextet, with paired green dots for sinus marks. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus 'H. Purcell' ~ This is an excellent, recently introduced, large-flowered selection of the monostictic (i.e., single-sinus-mark) side of G. elwesii. The late-winter blooms nod on arching pedicels above compact, curved, gray-green leaves. Mediterranean. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Polar Bear' ~ Like 'Beluga', it's big and rounded and white, with generous olive markings on its inner segments (its habit and leaves are also similar to those of its cetacean kin). In this case, though, the markings are divided in two, with one broad basal band separated from a narrow sinus stripe. The flowers are also quite late, appearing in late winter and early spring. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus 'Sir Edward Elgar' ~ Another in the burgeoning Composer's Series of elwesii cultivars, Sir Edward has all the amplitude, substance, and gravitas you could want in a snowdrop, complete with a dapper mustache mark on the lip of each inner segment. The mustache is considerably greener than the composer's, however (how enigmatic!). Mediterranean. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii 'Snow Fox' ~ Somewhat akin to 'Polar Bear', this van den Berg selection differs in its rather earlier flowers, which also have a relatively broad sinus mark (and relatively narrow basal band). Team them up with 'Beluga' and you'll have many weeks of winter to early spring bloom. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus 'W.A. Mozart' ~ As with the other monostictic Composers, this is noteworthy for the size and substance of its late-winter flowers, held on sturdy, relatively compact scapes above handsome, arching, gray-green leaves. It's unique for its rather broad sinus mark, hints of which continue toward the base of each inner segment. Mediterranean. Zone 6.
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Galanthus nivalis 'Blewbury Tart' ~ Whimsical and much beloved double form of common snowdrop with shaggy up-facing almost entirely green flowers. It is one of the most popular cultivars in England, where snowdrops are practically a blood sport. Zone 4.
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Galanthus nivalis 'Blonde Inge' ~ Not many cultivated snowdrops combine a green ovary with a yellow sinus mark. None did before the discovery of 'Blonde Inge' in 1977. It's also one of the best increasers of the gold-marked snowdrops. Zone 4. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus nivalis 'Cornwood' ~ Eye-catching blooms with green-streaked outer segments and bold dark-green sinus marks are borne on relatively tall scapes at the beginning of the common snowdrop season. One of the best. Zone 4. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus nivalis 'Greenish' ~ As the name suggests, the outer segments are lightly brushed with green striping, and the narrow dark green sinus markings fade to pale green over the rest of the inner segments. Unlike many other virescent snowdrops, it grows and increases well. Zone 4.
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Galanthus plicatus ~ Still one of the standards by which all snowdrops are judged, Galanthus plicatus has long been prized for its large late-winter blooms borne on relatively tall scapes over broad, glaucous-greem leaves. The inner segments of this handsome form have large green blotches. Steppe/Modified continental; Romania to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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Galanthus plicatus 'Diggory' ~ Taking the snowdrop world by storm with its puckered, ballooning, flat-bottomed flowers that resemble fanciful lanterns. As the outer flower segments balloon outwards, they also expose the generously marked inner segments. Steppe/Modified continental; Zone 5.
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Galanthus plicatus 'John Long' ~ Two scapes per bulb produce a veritable blizzard of good-sized, rounded flowers with somewhat hooded outer segments and large, two-horned sinus marks. The broad leaves arch obligingly out of the way of the flowers. Steppe/Modified continental; Zone 5.
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Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold' ~ This astonishing golden snowdrop was discovered by chance in 1973 near a Bronze Age fortification just outside of Cambridge, England. Expansive lemon-yellow sinus markings envelop most of the interior of the large white flowers, which are capped by a conspicuous olive-yellow ovary. It's literally worth its weight in gold. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus rizehensis ~ We have a few bulbs of a relatively large-flowered form of this elegant and rarely offered snowdrop. Nodding white blooms with generous green sinus marks dangle above narrow leaves that arch as they lengthen, adding a distinctive and dapper touch. Modified continental; NE Turkey to SW Russia. Zone 6.
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Galanthus rizehensis Baytop 34474 ~ Take the above, increase its size and vigor, add bolder markings and a jaunty flaring tip to its inner segments, and give it broader leaves and two scapes per bulb, and you have this remarkable selection or hybrid of the species, discovered by Turhan Baytop in northern Turkey in 1976. Modified continental. Zone 6.
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Galanthus woronowii ~ It's one of those few snowdrops that's also an outstanding foliage plant. Not that the rather large flowers (white, of course) with relatively small sinus blotches aren't nice too. But the dense, gradually expanding clumps of broad, shiny bright green, nattily creased leaves are what take this Galanthus into "gotta-have-it" territory. The foliage provides a handsome foil for other shade plants throughout the growing season. Modified continental; NE Turkey to SW Russia. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Ailwyn' ~ Galanthophile consensus is that this 1994 introduction is the "most perfect double", with relatively narrow outer segments that lift to reveal the symmetrical, concentric rosebud of ribbed inner segments, each bearing a generous, picotee-edged sinus mark. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Bertram Anderson' ~ If vigorous snowdrops with strong tall upright scapes and large, rounded, heavily textured flowers with heart-shaped sinus marks are your thing, then you probably don't want to be without arguably the most acclaimed member of the Mighty Atom group (which encompasses some of the best and biggest Galanthus hybrids). Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Bill Bishop' ~ The nearly 2-inch-long outer segments of this 1998 introduction literally took snowdrops to new lengths. One of the best of the Mighty Atom galanthi. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Ding Dong' ~ The name alludes partly to the two-scapes-per-bulb typically produced by this vigorous, early-flowering hybrid, which is also set apart by the olive-green coloration of both the ovary and the large inner segment mark. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Dionysus' ~ In most cases, this singular double produces symmetrical flowers with a rose-like pompon of inner segments that each bears a broad green U-shaped sinus blotch. Newly planted bulbs may go single, however, and even established clumps can have occasional episodes of roguish self-expression. The scapes are among the tallest of the doubles, and the pedicels may be upright or arched. One of the legendary Greatorex hybrids involving Galanthus plicatus and Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno', it still makes quite the splash in the late winter garden. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Duckie' ~ Two scapes are usually better than one, particularly when they hold a large snowdrop with broad, shallowly concave outer segments and flared, almost entirely rich-green inners. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Fieldgate Forte' ~ The tip and base of each outer segment is brushed with light green, which darkens to cover the inners, on this strong-growing cultivar that reliably produces two scapes per bulb. The broad gray leaves are also highly ornamental. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Hippolyta' ~ Yet another famed Greatorex hybrid, with a rosebud of numerous green, white-edged inner segments, centered under a parasol of three cupped, spoon-shaped outer segments. Blooming at 6 inches tall, it's one of the most compact of the double snowdrops. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Imbolc' ~ Another of the several outstanding, large-flowered hybrids that have been confused over the years with 'Mighty Atom', this Primrose Warburg selection differs from its siblings in having a pale green basal mark on each inner segment that reverses and echoes the deeper green sinus marking. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'John Gray' ~ A long-time Top Ten snowdrop in England, where it is rightly prized (as it is here) for its large, early, perfectly formed flowers deployed on long arching pedicels, each inner sinus covered with a distinctive mark that shades to bright green over much of its length. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Lapwing' ~ Beautifully shaped conical flowers decorated with a large broad-brushed x-shaped mark on each inner segment. Increases steadily into substantial clumps. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Little Ben' ~ Contrary to the name, the generous, nodding flowers on long arching pedicels are among the largest of any snowdrop, placing it in the top echelon of the 'Mighty Atom' kin. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Pride o' the Mill' ~ Elegant and early, this gracilis hybrid has rounded flowers topped by a pale yellow-green ovary that contrasts nicely with the large, mostly dark-green sinus marks. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Straffan' ~ This old but still superior hybrid of Galanthus plicatus typically carries two flowers on each scape. The blooms are large and of good substance, with distinctive longitudinal corrugation and arching, olive-green sinus marks on their inner segments. Flowering occurs in the latter part of the snowdrop season. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Sutton Court' ~ "One of the most magnificent snowdrops....an improved version of 'S. Arnott'," to quote the authors of the authoritative Snowdrops. Sturdy 12-inch scapes carry large rounded heavy-textured white flowers over lush spreading clumps of gray-green leaves. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Trumps' ~ The heavy-textured outer segments of this very early-blooming 'Trym' seedling have dark, elongated heart-shaped markings at their tips, which are stunningly displayed when the nodding blooms open wide. Destined to join its parent on the Top 10 Snowdrop popularity list. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Wasp' ~ Long narrow flowers with double-banded inner segments dangle and sway from long flexuous pedicels, indeed giving the impression of something hymenopteran. Rivetingly unique. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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GERANIUM (Geraniaceae)
Hardy geranium
 
Geranium linearilobum ssp. transversale ~ A tuberous geranium formerly known, and listed, as G. transversale, this beautiful spring ephemeral has relocated to G. linearilobum. But we don't want this to divert you from the plant in question. The flowers are of the typical geranious carmine-purple (in mid-May), and the leaves are deeply cleft into fine-textured, ray-like lobes. Steppe; Uzbekistan. Zone 5.
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Geranium macrostylum ~ The tuberous geraniums appear far to rarely in gardens (and we're not going to retract that declamation until our tuberous geranium traffic increases markedly). This one is a bit larger (12 to 15 inches) and coarser than G. linearilobum, with clusters of pretty purple-veined, mauve-pink flowers in May. As with the above, it thrives with full sun and relatively dry summer conditions. Modified continental/Montane; Caucasus. Zone 5.
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GLADIOLUS (Iridaceae)
Hardy gladiolus
 
Gladiolus caucasicus ~ This is perhaps the showiest and most garden-worthy of the hardy Gladiolus species. Dense, one-sided spikes of up to 12 zingy carmine-purple, tubular blooms adorn 18- to 24-inch stems in early summer, the flowers held horizontally like blowing (and glowing) banners. (Formerly listed as Gladiolus imbricatus.) Modified continental; E Europe to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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Gladiolus italicus ~ Another of the many hardy and showy gladiolus species that are under-utilized because gardeners tend to associate the genus with tender primadonna hybrids. The flowers are magenta banners spaced along 3-foot scapes in mid-spring. And the plants are anything but wimpy, wintering in much of the U.S., and often self-sowing freely in milder climes. Modified continental/Steppe/Mediterranean; SW Europe to C Asia. Zone 6.
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HYACINTHOIDES (Hyacinthaceae)
Bluebells
 
Hyacinthoides italica ~ Daintier and earlier than those of the much more commonly grown Spanish bluebell, the starry, stonewash-blue flowers of the Italian version are borne in steepled clusters atop 8- to 12-inch scapes. They appear in early spring above handsome clumps of lax strappy leaves. Combine them with the other Hyacinthoides species for a spring-long choir of bluebells. Mediterranean; Portugal to NW Italy. Zone 6.
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IPHEION (Alliaceae)
Spring starflower
 
Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo' ~ Albinos are often the runts of the litter, but this extraordinary selection bucks convention by producing the largest (and loveliest)flowers of any Ipheion we know. The beautifully modeled blooms on 4- to 6-inch stems are pure satin-white. The lush, glaucous leaves are also exceptionally broad. If we had to choose only one of the genus (not a happy thought), this would be it. Uruguay & N Argentina. Zone 5.
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IRIS (Iridaceae)
Iris
 
We offer irises from a diversity of groups, including Junos, Regelia species and hybrds, Beardeds, and Cresteds (Evansia). The Junos hail primarily from Central Asia and other steppe-climate regions, and are thus well adapted to dry summers and well-drained soil (something they absolutely require in localities that receive summer rain). Given these, they are typically quite easy. Most Regelias and their hybrids require slightly drier conditions than Junos do. They will often succeed unprotected in steppe and Mediterranean climate areas of the U.S., but in regions with damp summers they may need to be lifted after bloom or grown under cover. Reticulatas and Beardeds generally take well to gardens (given a well-drained soil) in most areas of the U.S., even though their epicenter is the steppes of Turkey and Central Asia. In some cases they also accept partial shade, which is usually anathema to the Junos and Regelias.  
Iris aucheri ~ This Juno iris received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for its icy-blue, yellow-crested, delightfully fragrant flowers, as well as for its relative ease of cultivation. The flowers are borne on 12- to 15-inch scapes in early spring. Steppe; Turkey to Iraq. Zone 5.
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Iris graeberiana dark form ~ Large, luscious sky-blue flowers with violet suffusion deck the 15-inch scapes of this Iris graeberiana hybrid. Very nice. April bloom. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris graeberiana Yellow Fall ~ As many as seven clear-blue flowers -- blazed primrose-yellow -- appear on 12- to 20-inch stems in April. As with the above, this is undoubtedly a hybrid, with I. graeberiana probably involved. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris histrioides 'Major' ~ Long absent from the trade, this old and beloved cultivar is deeper-hued and earlier blooming than most forms of the species, its 6-inch-tall, gentian-blue flowers often debuting in February. Fragrant. Our bulbs are propagated from vigorous, reselected stock. Only a few available this year. Steppe; C Turkey. Zone 5. AGM
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Iris hoogiana ~ “One of the most beautiful of the irises” (Thomas), with “refined flowers of clear uniform lavender-blue,” accented by yellow beards, this is also among the easiest of the temperamental Regelia group, thriving in dry-summer climates and succeeding in other regions in sharply drained soil and sun. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris hoogiana 'Bronze Beauty' ~ A vigorous and breathtakingly beautiful cultivar with pale purple standards and deep violet falls, the entire flower suffused and edged with bronze. At 28 inches tall, it's also one of the most stately Regelias. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris hoogiana dark form ~ Same species, third beautiful color (deep violet, in this case). Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris magnifica 'Agalik' ~ Magnificent indeed, its leafy stalk (reminiscent of corn) rising to 30 inches and bearing several pale lavender-blue, orange-crested flowers in April and May. Another easy Juno, thriving in sun and any well-drained soil.Steppe; Uzbekistan. Zone 5.
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Iris magnifica 'Alba' ~ A splendid form of a truly magnificent Juno iris species, it opens its snow-white, orange-blotched flowers on leafy, 2-foot stem in mid-spring. Grows easily (and occasionally self-sows) in sun and porous soil. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris reticulata 'Armenian Form' ~ Of Armenian extraction, this excellent early-blooming selection of netted iris has violet flowers with prominent golden-yellow blazes and white veining. Steppe/Modified continental. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Dance On' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ Canadian hybridizer Alan McMurtrie has been doing some amazing things with Iris reticulata and its kin, as evidenced by the flowers of this 2005 introduction, which explore various luminous shades of sky-blue, with a hint of green suffusion. The falls carry a bright egg-yolk blaze, and the standards are very narrow and upright. New to the catalog in 2018. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Darkness' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The falls of this 2009 McMurtrie introduction are about as close to black as flowers get – except for their starkly contrasting white central blotches. The deep plum-purple standards and the narrow floral parts hark back to one of its parents, the reticulata hybrid 'J.S. Dijt'. New to the catalog in 2018. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Happiness' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ In this McMurtrie hybrid, the charcoal-flecked, sulphur-yellow falls carry a hint of citron suffusion. The styles are a near-translucent lemon-yellow. Remarkable. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Mars Landing' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ This singular and spellbinding McMurtrie hybrid has sulfur-yellow falls heavily stippled and edged in an unearthly shade of purple-gray, which completely overtakes the styles. Remarkable. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'North Star' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ Cream-white falls intensify to lemon at their centers, with gray stippling. The styles have a similar color scheme, but with striking slate-blue blazing. Another splendiferous McMurtrie hybrid. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'On Cloud Nine' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The icy pale-slate-blue styles are accented by crystalline-white midribs and tips. Flecks and streaks of the same shade of blue decorate the white, citron-tinged falls, which also bear a golden yellow midstripe. As you may have guessed, this is another McMurtrie creaton. New to the catalog in 2018. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Orange Glow' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The falls of this near-miraculous McMurtrie creation are a strong yellow, intensifying to egg-yolk orange at their centers. The falls are freckled and the styles heavily banded with charcoal-purple. Limited supply. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Sea Breeze' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ In this irresistible McMurtrie hybrid, the styles are bright banners of refreshing bluebird-blue, with boldly contrasting snow-white tips. A central splash of golden-yellow enlivens the pale blue, dark-freckled falls. The likening to a cool ocean breeze is indeed apt.
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Iris 'Velvet Smile' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The rich blue-violet blooms of this McMurtrie hybrid have broad, elegantly fashioned falls with white-streaked centers and pointed, prow-shaped tips. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Dardanus' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ The Regeliocyclus hybrids are “garden toys of the greatest interest” that not only “fascinate and impel” (Thomas) but that also “should be much more widely planted” (Jelitto & Schacht). This heirloom cultivar resulted from an assignation between the Regelia I. korolkowii var. concolor and the Onco I. iberica. Large flowers with bright lilac standards, creamy falls, and an abundance of black-purple veining open on strong 2-foot scapes in mid-spring. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Dunshanbe' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ I. korolkowii, parent of many outstanding aril hybrids, teamed here with 'Persian Pansy' to produce a multi-hued beauty which catches the eye with its iridescent mauve-lavender hafts, and takes it from there. The falls morph to plum and amber at their edges; the standards have plummy-grey tones with lilac highlights and deep purple veining. And did we mention the luxiuriant pale-blue beards? Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Onlooker' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Ruffled, incurved, icy lavender-blue standards find the perfect contrast in broad, rounded, lemon-chiffon falls with maroon-black signals. All floral parts are veined with violet and feathered here and there with amber. In other words, 'Onlooker' is a jaw-dropper. One of many outstanding iris hybrids from the hand of Ben Hager, joining the likes of 'Beverly Sills' and 'Edith Wolford'. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Teucros' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Silvery, lavender-tinged, purple-veined standards and silvery-white maroon-striped falls are accented by large black-purple beards. As with 'Dardanus', this cultivar originated nearly 100 years ago as a primary hybrid of I. korolkowii var. concolor and I. iberica. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Theseus' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ This heirloom (1915) regeliocyclus is still well worth growing for its lavender flowers, heavilly veined with purple and bearing a large deep-purple central blotch on its silver-white falls. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Vera' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Astonishing flowers of coppery brown with purple undertones and shaggy luminous sky-blue beards are freely produced in May and June on 20-inch stems. This heirloom variety appears to be a near-primary hybrid involving I. stolonifera and I. korolkowii. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Werckmeister's Beauty' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Another hybrid that has a goodly dose of I. iberica as well as I. susiana in its pedigree, this is indeed a beauty, with mysterious dusky lavender flowers liberally veined with maroon-purple. It is a tetraploid and thus ideal material for those looking to breed their own regeliocyclus cultivars. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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