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Amoena white standards, coloured falls

Bitone falls and standards different tonings of the same colour

Bicolour falls and standards different colours

Blend tonings of two or more colours through the flower

Broken Colour Irregular splashes of white and colour throughout flower. No two blooms exactly alike.

Luminata Having lighter edges and veining

Neglecta light blue standards, darker blue falls

Plicata edged with darker stitching or stippling

Self flower all one colour

Variegata yellow standards, red-brown falls

 

Flared form falls tend towards the horizontal

Space-Age Iris The beards end in horns, spoons or flounces

 

 

Increase the number of new side shoots produced

Standards the upper three petals

 Substance thickness and strength of the petals

 

ABBREVIATIONS

Flowering time VE-very early. E-early, M-mid season, L-late.

Height height when in flower, on average.

Re reblooms after main season, often in autumn.  Some irises rebloom more often than others.

 

 


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