I am not in touch with Enya and it's doubtful I were able to get permission for use her personal name for my hybrid, but up to the moment of registration the plant will have this name of incredible Celtic women. A hybrid I. reticulata ARMENIA x I. winogradowii. I made this crossing trying to get I. reticulata hybrids good for outdoors in Lithuania and really they are exclusively well here.
A Canadian selector Alan McMurtrie making a crossing I sophenensis x I. danfordiae has got many hybrids with beautiful untypical color of flowers. It's this one.
Iris FRANK ELDER
A nice I. winogradowii hybrid, healthy and good in our weather condition.
Iris histrioides MICHAEL'S ANGEL
One the largest plant from Reticulata section. I offer one of the first variety selected by me and named in honor of Michael Bramley who was first in my contacts with my western colleagues. I have been sold it many time ago and now recommend it again.
Trans Caucasus. The species differs from I. reticulata with winged outer petals. Early spring flowering.
Iris hyrcana DARK
A variety with dark color of flowers. I have got it from WE source as true hyrcana, but shape of flowers and cream (not white) anthners say me that possible it has a hybrid origin. In any case it is a nise reticulata with dark violet flowers and bright orange crests.
C. Asia, Tian Shian. It's unusual member of Reticulata section. Looks like a small xiphium. Because these plants in the wild grow on low altitudes mainly (I saw highland populations)they need dry weather conditions after flowering and a good summer rest. Propagation with seeds mainly, and with small bulbils which come to flowering time after some years. The seeds germinate after two winters.
The plants was collected in Kopet-Dag mountains, Turkmenia. I many time repeat in my catalogues a frase below
"There is an opinion that is's a form of I. reticulata . I can't accept this point of view, because all my attempts of crossing with other members of Reticulata section had not any success." Now it is recovered by Turkmenian botanists and has got name Iris curbanovii.
Iris ORANGE GLOW
I. sophenensis x I. danfordiae. Allan McMurtrie's hybrid.
It's a colorful form of Iris reticulata native from Adiyaman, Turkey.
3 for 5 bulbs
Iris reticulata aff.
Iran, Kurdistan near Sandara town. I have got this reticulata iris from Mr. N. Stevens and after many years of growing I can offer limited quantity of bulbs for sale. They have very colorful flowers with narrow petals. The bulbs have specific form with very long neck untypical for I. reticulata. So I even can not be sure in correct species name. The section Reticulata up to now is not investigated well. New introduction.
Was found by me and by my colleague Dmitrij Zubow in province Sisian. It is unusual member of section because is the single reticulata able to produce yuong bulbs on the long stolones. So last year we both came to conclution to register this plant as new species. Is the most late among all irises of my collection.
Iris reticulata HALKIS
N. Srevens found this beautiful form in Halkis Dag, Turkey.
Iris reticulata KUH-E-ABR
Found in prov. Semnan, Iran. Flower colour is uniform maria blue.
3,00 for 5 bulbs
Iris SEA GREEN
I. sophenensis x I. danfordiae. Allan McMurtrie's hybrid.
IRIS (Scorpiris, Juno)
Middle East. A big juno up to 70 cm high with 3-5 large flowers of hyacint blue color. It's relatively easy in W. Europe. I can not say the same growing them in Lithuania. Sometime out spring frosts can damage leaves.
Grown from seeds I. aucheri. Fantastic royal purple richest colour of flowers rare in Juno world! Although the flowers are typical for Juno aucheri, the shape of bulbs is not like to species ones and I am sure it is a hybrid plant from free pollination of I. aucheri. Another fact which confirms my conclusion is high stability in outdoors in our weather condition while all forms of I. aicheri are not well in outdoors here.
I. magnifica ALBA x I. bucharica. Raised by me. Registered in KAVB in 2008 year. A large Juno 65 cm high with flowers of Russian hourse-guardsman's (Kavalergard) dress colours : white and gold. Healthy and ideal in outdoors! The most floriferous hybrid: one plant can give up to 9 flowers. Sterile, therefore has a high capacity for vegetative propagation.
A very variable species grown in the wild in mountains of Central Asia. I do not know information about exact natural habitat of this variety. They are of medium size with white flowers and yellow crest.
Kirgizia. This form has entirely golden yellow flowers.
Chimgan mt., Uzbekistan. Resemble a robust I. orchioides, but the crests on the petals are not dissected. In yellow color of flowers are visible purple pigment (flowers in buds look like brownish ones).
Iris rosenbachiana TOVIL DARA
A single population of this marvellous form with dark purple flowers was found by J. Ruksans near Tovil-Dara village, Tadjikistan.
IRIS (Aril irises)
Antoine Hoog inform me that it's probable a pure Iris hoogiana (not a hybrid), because seed generations always save the same colour of flowers.
Large sweetly scented flowers. This species is relatively easy in outdoors in Lithuania and need not a special protection and dry keeping in summer period. Nevertheless summer lifting is a guaranty of rich flowering for next year.
Southern Armenia. A subspecies of Iris iberica with dark striped standards of flowers. The size of huge flowers is not comparable with relatively small leaves. Probably this ssp. has the most large flowers among all aril irises.
Collected on extreme South of Armenia, near Iranian border. They differ from I. paradoxa var. atrata with more light standarts of flowers. Moreover the plants are more tall with long flower stalks and narrow leaves.
I have noted among seedlings of I. stolonifera plants with unusual beautiful color. The clone was propagated and I was looking for a good name for this variety. However I got to know that very like variety is sold on the European market under the name MORNING COFFEE and the source of these variety is J. Ruksans. I can not understand what association had Janis giving this name, but it is the fact and now I offer my selection under this name, because Janis has a priority.
Iris (Regelia) stolonifera NETWORK
J. Ruksan's variety. The most contrasting drawing on the white ground of petals.
Vigorous, with long stems and large velvety flowers.