New Hybrid for the Iris World


 Pseudata typical plant habit

3-4 ft in damp garden soil,

5 ft tall in wet soil!

Pseudatas: I. pseudacorus crossed with Japanese Iris (I. ensata) Great advances have recently been made in hybridizing Iris pseudacorus with Japanese iris in the pursuit of getting yellow pigment into a Japanese iris form. Yellow has been achieved and some fantastic Eye Shadow signal patterns emerged. These new pseudata iris are hardy to Zone 4 (maybe 3), vigorous growers, especially when grown in or near water (growing up to 5 tall) and adapt to garden conditions (growing up to 3 tall). They have 3-4 branches and 10-16 buds, clumps remain in bloom about 3 weeks once established. These new iris are sterile hybrids and will not spread into waterways.

Alabama Blue Fin Byakuya No Kumi Caught My Eye Get The Net Its A Bigun
Alabama Blue Fin $10.00 (Jill Copeland 17) 3F. 38" M Cream with a navy blue halo
Byakuya No Kumi Sold Out (Shimizu 10) 3F. 37" EM. Cream, dark purple halo ("Land of the Midnight Sun")
Caught My Eye $12.00 (Jill Copeland 2020) 36" White falls peppered with violet streaking out from the blue-violet halo (eye shadow). Cream styles and short white standards
Get The Net $12.00 (Jill Copeland 2019) Bright yellow with a full brown eyelash signal
Its A Bigun $12.00 (Jill Copeland 2019) Bright yellow with red veins and edge of signal


Kinshikou Lawton Ridge Lemony Snicket Okagami  
Kinshikou Sold Out (Shimizu 04) 3F. 37" E. Very striking yellow with a rose overlay; deep maroon halo and veins ("Golden Monkey")
Lawton Ridge $10.00 (Bauer/Coble 13) 40" M Light violet with darker edge and dark purple eye
Lemony Snicket $16.00 (Copeland, Jill 16) Tall (44") and very vigorous bright lemon yellow
Okagami $10.00 (Shimizu 08) 3F. 35" M. White, bright wine halo ("Big Mirror")


Phantom Island Polly Wolly Doodle


Roryu Ryugan  
Phantom Island $10.00 (Bauer/Coble 13) 36" M Ivory white with thin red edge around signal
Polly Wolly Doodle $30.00 (Jill Copeland 22 ) 36" M-VL Bright orange yellow, ruffled; signal edges maroon
Roryu Sold Out (Shimizu 11) 3F. 42" VE. Lemon with red signal and veins ("An Old Dragon")
Ryugan $10.00 (Shimizu 08) 3F. 33" VE. Light yellow, dark wine halo ("Dragon's Eye")


Shirogai Spicy Mustard Takamagahara    
Shirogai $10.00 (NR) 32" M light yellow to white falls with a deep purple halo
Spicy Mustard $20.00 (Copeland 21) 3F 40" M. Mustard yellow with a dark saffron halo and paprika veins
Takamagahara $14.00 (Shimizu 10) 3F. 45" M. Light violet, purple halo ("Legendary Heaven")


Tsukiyono Yukiyanagi    
Tsukiyono Sold Out (Shimizu) 3F. 45" M. Violet, purple halo and edge ("Moonlit Field")
Yukiyanagi Sold Out (Shimizu 10) 3F. 48" E-L White, purple halo, long blooming ("Willow in the Snow")


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