I chrysographes blooms about two feet tall and
the flower is about two inches tall so not large. It forms a nice
clump and it grows well in the same conditions as Siberians.
[ chrysographes has been classified as as a subseries under the 40
chromosome Siberian iris--- Sino-Siberians, so one would expect it to grow in
the same conditions].
I also have the red form which grows very well. I
will post a not very good picture of it so you can compare.
I too am watering as we are warm and dry. But what a
beautiful fall!! ........ Ted
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Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:01
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Species
Really striking iris. How large is it? What
Annette Milch in Kentucky. Just planted my Japanese
irises from Ensata from the JI Convention over the 4th of July. We got a touch
of rain, but most of the weather is passing North of us. Boo Hoo. We need the
rain. We are in the 90's; too hot for September.
From: Ted Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, 12 Sep 2008
Subject: [iris-photos] Species
I. chrysographes, black form.
With only two buds the bloom doesn't last long but it is
Ted B, SSI, BC, Zone 8