New Hybrid for the Iris World

 Pseudata typical plant habit

Pseudatas: I. pseudacorus crossed with Japanese Iris (I. ensata) Great advances have recently been made in hybridizing Iris pseudacorus with Japanese iris in the pursuit of getting yellow pigment into a Japanese iris form. Yellow has been achieved and some fantastic Eye Shadow signal patterns emerged. These new pseudata iris are hardy to Zone 4 (maybe 3), vigorous growers, especially when grown in or near water (growing up to 5 tall) and adapt to garden conditions (growing up to 3 tall). They have 3-4 branches and 10-16 buds, clumps remain in bloom about 3 weeks once established. These new iris are sterile hybrids and will not spread into waterways.

Alabama Blue Fin Byakuya No Kumi French Buttercream Hatsuho Kinshikou
Alabama Blue Fin $30.00 (Jill Copeland 17) 3F. 38" M Cream with a navy blue halo
Byakuya No Kumi $8.00 (Shimizu 10) 3F. 37" EM. Cream, dark purple halo ("Land of the Midnight Sun")
French Buttercream $30.00 (Harris 16) 3F. 40" M Creamy white with broken red-violet signal area
Hatsuho $10.00 (Kamo) 3F. E. 25". Pale yellow with wine stitched signal; yellow foliage
Kinshikou Sold Out (Shimizu 04) 3F. 37" E. Very striking yellow with a rose overlay; deep maroon halo and veins ("Golden Monkey")


Kurokawa Noh Lawton Ridge Lemony Snicket Okagami Peach Melba Burst
Kurokawa Noh Sold Out (Shimizu 11) 3F. Striking mulberry red eye pattern on light rose falls; purple styles ("Black River Theater")
Lawton Ridge Sold Out (Bauer/Coble 13) 40" M Light violet with darker edge and dark purple eye
Lemony Snicket $25.00 (Copeland, Jill 16) Tall (44") and very vigorous bright lemon yellow
Okagami $6.00 (Shimizu 08) 3F. 35" M. White, bright wine halo ("Big Mirror")
Peach Melba Burst $30.00 (Jill Copeland 18) 3F. 40" M-L Yellow, styles have darker midrib tipped pale violet, raspberry red halo


Phantom Island Roryu Ryugan Shirabyoshi Shirogai
Phantom Island $10.00 (Bauer/Coble 13) 36" M Ivory white with thin red edge around signal
Roryu $12.00 (Shimizu 11) 3F. 42" VE. Lemon with red signal and veins ("An Old Dragon")
Ryugan $12.00 (Shimizu 08) 3F. 33" VE. Light yellow, dark wine halo ("Dragon's Eye")
Shirabyoshi $12.00 (Shimizu 08) 3F. 33" E. White, bright red purple halo ("White Dancing Girl")
Shirogai $6.00 (NR) 32" M light yellow to white falls with a deep purple halo


Shiryukyo Sunadokei Takamagahara Take No Sato Tsukiyono
Shiryukyo Sold Out (Shimizu 08) 3F. 45" ML. Violet, dark red violet halo ("Valley of the Purple Dragon")
Sunadokei Sold Out (Shimizu by Warner 10) 3F. 40" M light yellow with a dark red violet signal and veins
Takamagahara $12.00 (Shimizu 10) 3F. 45" M. Light violet, purple halo ("Legendary Heaven")
Take No Sato Sold Out (Shimizu) 3F. 45" M. Violet, dark red violet veins and halo ("Bamboo Village")
Tsukiyono $10.00 (Shimizu) 3F. 45" M. Violet, purple halo and edge ("Moonlit Field")


Violet Swallows Yukiyanagi      
Violet Swallows $30.00 (Harris 16) 3 F 40" M Cream, fallls have light violet wedges, signal area is dark red violet
Yukiyanagi $6.00 (Shimizu 10) 3F. 48" E-L White, purple halo, long blooming ("Willow in the Snow")


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