A New Bearded Iris

On Sunday, I went out to stroll around the gardens (as I always do after church) and discovered that a new bearded iris has bloomed at the base of the olive tree. The depth of the purple enchants me like you wouldn't believe!

I think this is from some rhizomes that a neighbor gave me when she was dividing hers. It's never bloomed before, so I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful colors.

Does anyone know the name of this variety so I can call it by its proper name?


Pin It!

15 comments:

  1. What a delightful surprise ... often what spring is all about :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is a stunning, rich purple! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't know the name, but it looks like a princess for me, so gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's gorgeous! And your calendar looks gorgeous, too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a striking color combination on that Bearded Iris. Wish I could help with the id, sorry. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a beautiful Iris and wonderful photo. Makes me think of my grandmother's garden. She had every color of the rainbow. I'm happy to say that I have a few from her garden by my front gate. You have inspired me to take some photos, since they are blooming, now.

    Don't you just love Spring!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Don't look at me.

    It is stunning! I really like the stripes and the shot of orange in the throat.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Don't look at me.

    It is stunning! I really like the stripes and the shot of orange in the throat.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow that purple is absolutely incredible. The whole flower is just gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gosh, it is very beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The large bearded iris are my father's favorite flower--and we had over 30 varieties in our yard when I was growing up. I don't know what this one is called, but we did have it, so I'll ask my dad if he knows the name. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love bearded iris-thanks for sharing! Good Luck with your calendar sales!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE iris! It makes me so happy when they bloom in the spring!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I asked my dad, this was his response:

    I looked through the Cooley's catalog and found no iris with white risers and deep purple falls. it might be a new one someone else bred. I have one that crossed and is original too. The closest ones: they have a fringed purple falls (queens circle), mid purple falls (fountain of youth) or tending to blue falls (prince george). There is one with deep purple falls but the riser is not pure white. It is slightly lavender (duo dandy). If the white runs into the falls (clarence) or the purple runs into the risers, they also have names (world premier--slightly lavender rise, or carry me away). the picture was not that clear.
    does this help?
    Anyway, I don't know if that actually gives you an answer, but maybe it's somewhere to start. :)

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

© 2007-2014 All rights reserved Rosehaven Cottage Inc.
All images, photos and writing (unless otherwise noted) belong to
Cindy Garber Iverson and Rosehaven Cottage Inc.
Use of content in digital or print form is strictly forbidden without written consent.
Just ask... I may say "yes".
Photography Prints
celebrations.com Invites & eCards
//Pin it button