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HYB: Iris suaveolens var. rubromarginata

  • Subject: HYB: Iris suaveolens var. rubromarginata
  • From: thomas silvers <tesilvers@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 07:18:20 -0700 (PDT)

Iris suaveolens var. rubromarginata is the earliest
iris I have. It's just opened its first bloom along
with the forsythia and flowering cherry trees. I tried
to get my hand in the picture for size comparison. The
flower probably stands only about 3 or 4 inches tall
from the ground.

[note the reddish pigment along the margins of the
tiny curved leaves]

The second picture is an even worse quality close-up.
I hope you can at least see the form [extremely tucked
falls] and maybe the little blazes of bright purple
that extends down from the beards.

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