Bearded - Species
These are some selections of species iris. Some of these are ancestors of modern bearded iris. Others are species that were grown for their own merits in gardens since 1600 or earlier.
$7.50 ETERNAL SUMMER Sp-X, E RE 20" Heavy and consistent rebloom on this purple self that resembles aphylla parent in bloom conformation. Reblooms very early, and continues for a long time. Very close to being an everbloomer. Has 10-12 flowers on its 20" flower stalk. Blooms open consecutively, leading to a long bloom period per stalk. Starts rebloom about 3-4 weeks after finishing spring bloom. Sets bee pods but has resisted planned crosses.(Forever Blue X Iris apphyla)
$7.50 I aphylla H-7 18" Violet-blue standards; falls heavily veined purple, white haft lines; beard light yellow. Limited
$8.00 I swertii 30" Small flowered; purple vein on white; attractive species. Tall stocks. Limited
$6.50 I variegata reginae 20' A white bearded flower w/blue-vlt striped.