Tall Bearded Irises

IRISES FOR SALE - Page 4 (R-Z)
Since we are a smaller grower, most offerings are available in limited quantities and can sell out quickly. Orders are accepted from January 1st to August 31st each year, and typically ship in July and August, depending on your region and/or preference. Check back often, as we will be continually adding additional varieties. Enjoy!

Iris Order Form 2019.pdf
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RAINBOW HIGH
Description: Cream/yellow standards and white/violet falls with brown edge.
Height: 40"
Hybridizer & Year: Keppel, 2009
Awards: HM 2011
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
ROLE MODEL
Description: Rose pink to peachy standards with darker dusty pink falls, orange beard.
Height: 36"
Category: Blend
Hybridizer & Year: Denney/Mcwhirter, 1988
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $5.00
RUSTLER
Description: Rich coppery burgundy standards and falls with copper edge.
Height: 37"
Category: Bicolor
Hybridizer & Year: Keppel, 1988
Awards: AM 1992, HM 1990
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
SCATTERBRAIN
Description: White standards and burgundy streaked falls edged in white. Yellow beard and hafts.
Height: 40"
Category: Ameona
Hybridizer & Year: Johnson, 2008
Awards: AM 2012, HM 2010
Bloom Time: Late season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
SPLASHACATA
Description: Pale orchid standards with orchid/purple falls.
Height: 35"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: Tasco, 1998
Awards: Dyke's Medal 2005, AM 2002, HM 2000
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
STARRING
Well, from my experience and from what I've heard from others, Starring doesn't fare well in our Texas heat. Bloomed beautifully the first year then lost it in the summer. Bought another one and it didn't make it either :'-(. Still a favorite!
Height: 33"
Hybridizer & Year: Ghio, 2000
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $X.00 (Unavailable)
STARWOMAN
Description: Purple plicata with white heart.
Height: 25" (IB)
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: Smith, M., 1998
Awards: Dykes's Medal 2008, AM 2003, HM 2001
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00
SWERTII
Description: Historic 400 year old iris! Petite, white standards and falls with blue stitching.
Height: 30"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: (Collected), 1612
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00
TANZANIAN TANGERINE
Description: Deep tangerine with wine stippling on the falls, orange beard.
Height: 38"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: Kasperek, 1995
Awards: AM 1999. HM 1997
Bloom Time: Early Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
TIGER SHARK
Description: Gold standards with crimson striped falls. Gold beards.
Height: 37"
Category:
Hybridizer & Year: W. Maryott, 1986
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
TOBACCO CHEW
Description: Pearl cream self with big dark orange beards.
Height: 35"
Hybridizer & Year: Burseen, 2008
Awards: AM 2013, HM 2011
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $5.00
TROPICAL BUTTERFLY
Description: Brown/burgundy with yellow ground.
Height: 34"
Hybridizer & Year: Carstensen, 1963
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
UPPER HAND
Description: Gold standards with electric violet falls. Gold beards.
Height: 40"
Category:
Hybridizer & Year: Ghio, 2005
Awards:
Bloom Time: Late Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
VISHNU
Description: Pinkish cinnamon historic with brown veined falls. Spicy fragrance.
Height: 30"
Hybrizer & Year: Sturtevant, 1924
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
WILLIAM A SETCHELL
We believe these to be William A Setchell!
Description: Huge classic purple iris. Standards and falls are purple, with brown hafts and yellow beard.
Height: 36"
Hybridizer & Year: Brehm, 1938
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00 (2 rhizomes)
WITH ENVY
Description: Ruffley lemon/key lime green standards and falls with a gold beard.
Height: 35"
Category: Self
Hybridizer & Year: Spears, 2004
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00
WITH FRIENDS
Description: Lavender and purple streaked with a yellow beard.
Height: 29"
Hybridizer & Year: Christopherson, 2004
Category: Luminata
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $5.00
YOSEMITE SAM
Description: Rose pink standards and e Age
Height: 34"
Hybridizer & Year: Spoon, 2000
Awards: HM 2003
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $X.00 (Sorry, not available in 2019)
YUPPY PUPPY
Description: Purple/violet standards and falls with gold hafts. Space Age
Height: 36"
Category: Self
Hybridizer & Year: Burseen, 2008
Awards: HM 2012
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00
Iris Basics: Tall Bearded Irises are beautiful and hardy, and will grow year after year with little maintenance on your part. They bloom in the Spring (and sometimes in late Summer and/or Fall for Rebloomers), and have attractive spikey foliage the remainder of the year. Irises prefer full sun and are very drought-tolerate. Like many Iris lovers, my collection started with a neighbor, asking "would you like some irises?" Irises spread easily and before long, you will have plenty to separate and place around your garden or share with friends, neighbors and family.
Planting Tips: Tall Bearded Irises prefer full sun, but will bloom with about a half day sun if full sun is not available. A neutral Ph soil is best but they will grow in just about any well draining soil. You will receive freshly dug and washed rhizomes with a trimmed fan of green leaves. Plant the rhizome with the top either just barely below the surface of the soil or even with the top of the soil, with the green fan up. ln cold climates it is preferable to plant them a little deeper, no more that an inch deep. Water them well to get the roots started and then occasionally if needed. Once they are established they will need little watering, and most likely your normal rainfall will be sufficient.
What is a "Field Find?": Our "field finds" are unidentified irises that we have collected over the years, either as gifts from friends and neighbors, dug up from old homesteads (with permission, of course!), found growing on our farm property, or literally dumped by the curb in an empty field. There are so many varieties of tall bearded irises that it would be difficult to positively identify them, but they are still too beautiful and special not to share.


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