Oh, 100 years from now I fully expect irises to be
ever-bloomers, the form will undoubtedly include
appendages that will be consistent, all haft areas will
overlap, there may even be petaloids that come up through the style arms
giving the whole flower 3 more petals. Iris leaves will come in
variegated form of white, green, yellow, purple, and maybe others.
Sci-fi thoughts for 100 years from now:
We will be able to change the color of the flowers with special
People will be sick of RED colored irises and would prefer the new neon
Substance will be so tough, a Tsunami wouldn't tear a single
Iris shows will have holograms instead of true stalks (which will
make transporting irises to the show much easier)
Iris gardens will have climate control and robotics to maintain the
garden and growing conditions.
100% of viable seeds will germinate and bloom in 6 months time.
Iris flowers will be the size of dinner plates.
Phoenix, AZ Zone 9