Thanks to all of you for your input. I
do not know what the nature of this cultivar is, for it is a 1998 intro.
that I saw in a garden only once...and don't think it had spiraled
leaves. I will keep a watch on it and see what happens. I do not
believe it to be the work of a virus, but then again, how would one
It is the fastest grower in my garden thus
far. I planted all my irises six weeks ago, and this one is the first to
hit the foot-tall mark where every other rhizome has leaves only six to eight
inches tall (with the exception of Scoonchie, which grew almost a foot before
being eaten by a cutworm) .
The center leaf is spiraled 180
degrees. It is the only one that spiraled so far. It looks pretty
cool. I might even go so far as to say I like the look of it. It
would be neat to get them all to spiral like that, then add some variegated
coloring to it and we could have a whole new look to irises :)