Cultivars Tall bearded iris

A group of hybrids originally bred from I. pallida and I. variegata, with later contributions from I. trojana and other species; they are the most popular commercial group.The oldest cultivars are diploids with perianth segments to 9 cm long and 6 cm wide; tetraploids and hexaploids were bred later with progressively broader ruffled segments.

There are thousands of named cultivars - the following is a selection:

Source: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Iris 'Arabian Story'

Yellow standards, brown falls.

Iris 'Babbling Brook'

White with dark blue veining.

Iris 'Beverly Sills'

Full, ruffled blush pink with darker orange-shaded throat.

Iris 'Blackout'

Very dark indigo-violet standards, almost black falls.

Iris 'Cloth Of Gold'

Golden yellow self.

Iris 'Coppper Medallion'

Golden copper standards, deep mahogany falls.

Iris 'Honkytonk Blues'

Medium blue, shaded and streaked near edges with grey.

Iris 'Liaison'

Blush pink standards, maroon falls edged in pink.

Iris 'Pellita'

Pale blue standards, purple falls.

Iris 'Regal Affair'

Pure white standards, dark blue falls, orange beards.

Iris 'Superstition'

Dark violet self.

Iris 'Supreme Sultan'

Deep yellow standards, mahogany red falls.

Iris 'Sweet Fortune'

Cream shading to orange-peach in centre.

Iris 'Victoria Falls'

Full, ruffled lilac self.

Iris 'Wedding Vow'

White self with pale yellow beards.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Iris L.