Tall Bearded Irises

IRISES FOR SALE - Page 1 (A-F)
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 will ship from August 1st to September 30th, depending on your region and/or preference. Check back often, as we will be continually adding additional varieties. Enjoy!

Iris Order Form 2018.pdf
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ANCIENT CHARM
Description: Apricot standards and crimson falls. Huge blooms - Exceptional!
Height: 40"
Hybridizer & Year: Kerr, 2010
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $7.00
ART SHOW
Description: Peach standards and cordavan falls. Bright orange beard.
Height: 34"
Hybridizer & Year: Keppel, 1989
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $6.00
ARTISTIC WEB
Description: Pretty pink and mauve plicata.
Height: 38"
Hybridizer & Year: Tasco, 2010
Awards: HM 2012
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($7.00) SOLD OUT for 2018
AWESOME ALEX
Description: Creamy violet standards and falls. Purple and dark gold beard.
Height: 36"
Hybridizer & Year: Burseen, 2004
Awards: AM 2009, HM 2007
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $5.00
BEWILDERBEAST
Description: Crimson standards and falls with white streaks and yellow hafts and beard.
Height: 30"
Category: Broken Color
Hybridizer & Year: Kasperek, 1995
Awards: AM 1999, HM 1997
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $7.00
BLUE NOID
These are an unconfirmed name NO ID “field find.”
Description: Beautiful shade of baby blue standards and falls with gold tipped beards.
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Bloom Size: Medium
Price: $5.00 for 2 rhizomes
BOLD ENCOUNTER
Description: Old gold standards over dark mahagany falls.
Height: 39"
Category: Varieta
Hybrizer & year: Black, 2003
Awards: AM 2008
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: $6.00
BOY FRIEND
Description: Copper and gold with PBF (purple based foliage).
Height: 38"
Hybrizer & year: Williamson, 1986
Awards: HM 1988
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $6.00
BURGUNDY NOID (possibly Rubistar?)
These are an unconfirmed name NO ID.
Description: Rich burgundy standards and falls with gold beards, and a touch of gold in the interior.
Height: 34"
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Bloom Size: Medium
Price: $5.00 (2 rhizomes)
BYE BYE BLUES
Description: Space Age, ruffley wisteria blue standards and falls.
Height: 37"
Category: Self
Hybridizer & Year: Sutton, 1997
Awards: HM '99, AM '02
Historic: No
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
CANDY APPLE CLASSIC
Description: Maroon standards and maroon falls with metallic purple center, brown hafts and bronze beard.
Height: 36"
Category: Bitone
Hybridizer & Year: Maryott, 1999
Historic: No
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
CARNIVAL RIDE
Description: White standards edged in yellow. Burgundy falls edged in yellow and brushed in white.
Height: 34"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: Ernst, 2002
Awards: AM 2006, HM 2004
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: ($6.00) SOLD OUT for 2018
CITY LIGHTS
Description: Blue self with a white heart on falls. Root beer fragrance.
Height: 37"
Hybridizer & Year: Dunn, 1991
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($6.00) SOLD OUT for 2018
CLOUDLESS SUNRISE
Description: White standards with pumpkin falls and bright orange beard.
Height: 34"
Category: Ameona
Hybridizer & Year: Niswonger, 1984
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season (Rebloomer)
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
COALIGNITION
Description: Dark maroon to dark purple standards with velvety falls and bright gold beard.
Height: 36"
Category: Self
Hybridizer & Year: Burseen, 1993
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $6.00
COLOR STROKES
Description: White standards and maroon streaked falls
Height: 39"
Hybridizer & Year: Schreiner, 2012
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $10.00 (Limited supply)
CRIMSON KING (IB)
Description: Popular dark purple historic
Height:
Hybridizer & Year: Barr 1893
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Early Season & Rebloomer
Price: $4 each or 3 for $10
DEEP PURPLE NOID
These are an unconfirmed name NOID “field find.”
Description: Dark rich plum purple standards and falls with brown hafts and purple beards.
Height: 34"
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Bloom Size: Medium
Price: $5.00 (2 rhizomes)
DRAMA QUEEN
Description: Burgundy standards and falls with dramatic gold veining on the falls, orange beard.
Height: 38"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: Keppel, 2002
Awards: Dyke's Medal 2011, AM 2007, HM 2005
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season
Price: $7.00
DREAMING CLOWN
Description: Beautiful lilac plicata, big blooms, a favorite!
Height: 36"
Category: Plicata
Hybridizer & Year: L. Muska, 1999
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $7.00
EDITH WOLFORD
Description: Canary yellow standards and violet falls with gold beard.
Height: 40"
Category: Variegata
Hybridizer & Year: Hager, 1986
Awards: Dyke's Medal 1993, AM 1990, HM 1988
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: $5.00
ELAINEALOPE
Description: Purple and lavender broken color. No two alike, rebloomer.
Height: 33"
Category: Broken color
Hybridizer & Year: Kasperek, 1996
Awards: 1998
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Season (Rebloomer)
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
EXTROVERT
Description: Yellow standards and crimson falls edged in yellow, yellow and touch of purple in center, gold beards.
Height: 36"
Category: Variegata
Hybridizer & Year: Babson, 1983
Historic: Yes
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($9.00) SOLD OUT for 2018
FAN FLARE
Description: Reddish brown standards and falls purple in center with reddish brown rim and brown shoulders. Mustard beard tipped in purple.
Height: 36"
Category: Self
Hybridizer & Year: Lauer, 1998
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Season
Price: ($6.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
FASHION PASSION
Description: Creamy white standards and purple falls with white heart and colored streaking.
Height: 35"
Category: Bicolor
Hybridizer & Year: Burseen, 1993
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
FONDATION VAN GOGH
Description: Creamy white standards and apricot falls edged in white. Bright orange beard.
Height: 33"
Category: Amoena
Hybridizer & Year: Anfosso, 1990
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Price: ($5.00) 2018 SALE $4 each or 3 for $10
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 (NOID's) 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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