I have a quick question. Are all tall
bearded irises german irises? In some books I notice they are decribed
as german irises...some not. I'm a bit confused and trying to learn
everything possible. Thanks. Pat in Maine
Pat email@example.com Northern Maine
...Getting less patient for spring to arrive every day.
Not all irises are German or
from Germany. German Iris refers to Iris bred from Iris germanica which is
an iris species which is was used alot in the early stages of hybridizing
the modern Tall Bearded Iris. Others that were used alot are Iris pallida,
Iris mesopotamica, Iris trojana, and Iris aphylla.
I'm sure there are others that
don't come to mind. If you're interested SIGNA and AIS have had very good
articles on the development of the modern Tall Bearded Iris
Albuquerque, NM, Zone
AIS, SIGNA, HIPS, ASI, NMIS,