Dutch Iris

Leaves channelled, to 1 m long, 24 mm wide. Stem 80-140 cm tall. Flowers 1-3 in various combinations of white, blue, orange or yellow, 9.5-14 cm wide; spring. Falls with a claw 4-6 cm long, blade 4-5 long. Style branches 5-7 cm long, wider than claw.

A group of hybrids derived from I. tingitana and I. xiphium, with a lesser contribution from I. latifolia.

Most of the older cultivars carry the Iris mild mosaic virus (IMMV)

In Australia Edward (Ted) Armstrong of Red Hill Victoria, who died in 1985, was an outstanding breeder and had 7 cultivars registered with the Bulbous Iris Registrar in Holland.These were:'Blue Haze','Gwen Donnell','Marina','Mary Armstrong','Pastel Princess','Silver Dale' and 'Viscount'. Of these, 2 remain:'Marina' which is flax blue with a small orange signal, and 'Viscount' which has pale blue standards and rich deep violet blue falls with an orange blaze.

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 'Apollo'

Bluish white standards, pale yellow falls with golden signals.

Iris 'Bronze Beauty'

Orange-bronze to brown.

Iris 'Carmen'

Blue standards, white falls with yellow signal.

Iris 'Casablanca'

White self with yellow signals.

Iris 'Dutchy Blue'

Pale sky blue self with yellow signal.

Iris 'Golden Harvest'

Golden yellow self, very symmetrical with straight standards.

Iris 'Lilac Beauty'

Pale lavender self.

Iris 'Orange Beauty'

Orange self.

Iris 'Professor Blauw'

Dark royal blue, small yellow signals.

Iris 'Purple Sensation'

Violet, large yellow signals edged in blue.

Iris 'Sapphire Beauty'

Royal blue standards, very pale blue falls with yellow signals.

Iris 'Symphony'

Ivory white with yellow signals.

Iris 'Telstar'

Violet standards, light blue falls, yellow signals.

Iris 'Wedgewood'

Medium blue, golden signals.

Iris 'White Beauty'

Pure white self.

Iris 'White Wedgewood'

Cream-white standards, white falls with yellow signals.

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