I am not in touch with Enya and it's doubtful I were able to get permission for use her personal name for my hybrid, but up to the moment of registration the plant will have this name of incredible Celtic women. A hybrid I. reticulata ARMENIA x I. winogradowii. I made this crossing trying to get I. reticulata hybrids good for outdoors in Lithuania and really they are exclusively well here.
A Canadian selector Alan McMurtrie making a crossing I sophenensis x I. danfordiae has got many hybrids with beautiful untypical color of flowers. It's this one.
Iris FRANK ELDER
A nice I. winogradowii hybrid, healthy and good in our weather condition.
One of the largest plant from Reticulata section. Flowers in early spring with almost absence of leaves in that time.
Trans Caucasus. The species differs from I. reticulata with winged outer petals. Early spring flowering.
Iris hyrcana DARK
A variety with dark color of flowers.
C. Asia, Tian Shian. It's unusual member of Reticulata section. Looks like a small xiphium. Because these plants in the wild grow on low altitudes mainly (I saw highland populations)they need dry weather conditions after flowering and a good summer rest. Propagation with seeds mainly, and with small bulbils which come to flowering time after some years. The seeds germinate after two winters.
Plants was collected in Kopet-Dag mountains, Turkmenia.
There is an opinion that is's a form of I. reticulata . I can't accept this point of view, because all my attempts of crossing with other members of Reticulata section had not any success. First among flowering reticulcta irises.
Iris ORANGE GLOW
I. sophenensis x I. danfordiae. Allan McMurtrie's hybrid.
It's a colorful form of Iris reticulata native from Adiyaman, Turkey.
Iris reticulata aff.
Iran, Kurdistan near Sandara town. I have got this reticulata iris from Mr. N. Stevens and after many years of growing I can offer limited quantity of bulbs for sale. They have very colorful flowers with narrow petals. The bulbs have specific form with very long neck untypical for I. reticulata. So I even can not be sure in correct species name. The section Reticulata up to now is not investigated well. New introduction.
Iris reticulata aff. SISIAN
This astonishing iris reticulata was found in region Sisian, Armenia. Except its wonderful striking color of flower it has a special sign never seen before among reticulata irises: the bulbs produce long stolons with young bulbs on the tops. New introduction.
Iris reticulata HALKIS
N. Srevens found this beautiful form in Halkis Dag, Turkey.
Iris reticulata KUH-E-ABR
Found in prov. Semnan, Iran. Flower colour is uniform maria blue.
Iris reticulata LOVELY LIZA
Raised by me ( I. ret. JOYCE x I. ret. CLAIRETTE). During many years our strong weather tested these plants and I can say that they are much more stabile in outdoors comparing with I. reticulata hybrids selected in Holland or in countries with more favorable climate.
Iris SEA GREEN
I. sophenensis x I. danfordiae. Allan McMurtrie's hybrid.
IRIS (Scorpiris, Juno)
Middle East. A big juno up to 70 cm high with 3-5 large flowers of hyacint blue color. It's relatively easy in W. Europe. I can not say the same growing them in Lithuania. Sometime out spring frosts can damage leaves.
Grown from seeds I. aucheri. Fantastic royal purple richest colour of flowers rare in Juno world! Although the flowers are typical for Juno aucheri, the shape of bulbs is not like to species ones and I am sure it is a hybrid plant from free pollination of I. aucheri. Another fact which confirms my conclusion is high stability in outdoors in our weather condition while all forms of I. aicheri are not well in outdoors here.
A wonderful Thomas M. Hoog's juno hybrid saved carefully by Antoine Hoog.
Collected near Nurek reservoir. Flowers are entirely golden yellow with olive spots on the falls. Reach 40 cm high. There are not easy plant in outdoors here and sometime are damaged with spring frosts.
Sisian, Armenia. 2000 m. above sea level. A dwarf plant 10-15(20)cm high. None the less flowers are very large and number can reach 3 flowers.
Widespread in C. Asia plant, however very rare in collections. Sometimes under this name they offer other species. True plants are of medium size, 25 cm high, with a notable lined drawing on the falls.
Iris x graeberiana WHITE FALL
Certainly it's a hybrid plant with flowers very like to I. graberiana ones. Much larger then species.
I can suppose that it's a hybrid I. bucharica and I. orchioides or even unknown species. Long time ago the plants was received from J. Ruksans as a Juno orchioides form, but the plants have good visible signs untypical for I. orchioides.
Iris hyb. ARGUMENT
I. bucharica x I. warleyensis. One from series of my hybrids able to grow successful in outdoors. All hybrids from this combination of parents are sterile plants.
Iris hyb. CHOCOLATE SPRAY
One among my hybrids I. bucharica x I. warleyensis.
Iris hyb. NEW ARGUMENT
One among my hybrids I. bucharica x I. warleyensis. Blue and dark purple colors are the main colors of flowers. Registered in KAVB in 2008 year.
I. magnifica ALBA x I. bucharica. Raised by me. Registered in KAVB in 2008 year. A large Juno 65 cm high with flowers of Russian hourse-guardsman's (Kavalergard) dress colours : white and gold. Healthy and ideal in outdoors! The most floriferous hybrid: one plant can give up to 9 flowers. Sterile, therefore has a high capacity for vegetative propagation.
A very variable species grown in the wild in mountains of Central Asia. I do not know information about exact natural habitat of this variety. They are of medium size with white flowers and yellow crest.
It is not a plants from specific population, but clone of the most small I. orchides selected by me among wild plants got from different sources. It is really the smallest Iris orchioides. Flowers are greenish yellow. The latest in flowering among all kinds of I. orchioides. New introduction.
Iris orchioides PURE GOLD
Kirgizia. This form has entirely golden yellow flowers.
Iris orchioides URUNGATSCHSAI
The small form of species (15-20 cm high only) collected by J. Ruksans in the valley Urungatschsai, Uzbekistan.
A small juno rare in collections. Not easy but I am growing successfully this plant during many years. Think my plants are from Zaamin (Tajikistan), because differ from type and have some signs of I. I.tadjikorum although at my opinion in general more close to Iris parvula because at flowering time the stem is relatively long. It is not investigated well. I am using information of Janis Ruksans who was the supplier of these plants.
Chimgan mt., Uzbekistan. Resemble a robust I. orchioides, but the crests on the petals are not dissected. In yellow color of flowers are visible purple pigment (flowers in buds look like brownish ones).
Iris rosenbachiana form 2
Sorry I have no information about place of collection of these plants. All I. rosenbachiana forms are the most early flowering juno. They flower at once after snow melting and exotic flowers without leaves grown from the soil is the bright impression of first days of spring.
Collected in wild in locus classicus on Southern slopes of Zangezur. It was the one of the wanted object of my expedition in 2008 year, but I found 2 plants only. Now I have grown enough of specimens in my nursery and can offer some on sail.
Iris (Regelia) hoogiana
Large sweetly scented flowers. This species is relatively easy in outdoors in Lithuania and need not a special protection and dry keeping in summer period. Nevertheless summer lifting is a guaranty of rich flowering for next year.
Ararat valley, Armenia. A true gem of Armenia and could be named a national flower.
Iris (Oncocyclus) iberica var. iberica
TA variant more useful for Georgia, but there is a single microscopic population on the territory of Armenia. It differs from var. elegantissima with form of falls and more veined standarts. I must note that place where was found the plants is on the extreme North of Armenia and on the wet soils. So I can suppose that this variant need not so great demands to soil condition.
Iris (Oncocyclus) iberica var. lycotis
Southern Armenia. A subspecies of Iris iberica with dark striped standards of flowers. The size of huge flowers is not comparable with relatively small leaves. Probably this ssp. has the most large flowers among all aril irises.
Collected on extreme South of Armenia, near Iranian border. They differ from I. paradoxa var. atrata with more light standarts of flowers. Moreover the plants are more tall with long flower stalks and narrow leaves.
I have noted among seedlings of I. stolonifera plants with unusual beautiful color. The clone was propagated and I was looking for a good name for this variety. However I got to know that very like variety is sold on the European market under the name MORNING COFFEE and the source of these variety is J. Ruksans. I can not understand what association had Janis giving this name, but it is the fact and now I offer my selection under this name, because Janis has a priority.
Iris (Regelia) stolonifera NETWORK
J. Ruksan's variety. The most contrasting drawing on the white ground of petals.
Vigorous, with long stems and large velvety flowers.