Irises

We have a selection of Irises available. Some are potted up, others in clumps in the garden which can be dug up and sold safely through the season. We have a nice selection of bearded Irises in various sizes and colours, also Louisianas and some Japanese. I particularly like the “Heirloom” Irises that have much more slender, less busy flowers and have really stood the test of time.

All Irises are $8 medium, or $12 in big size  

Bearded Irises

Alcazar

Dauntless

A very old cultivar from 1900

“Shepherd’s Delight” (I think)

Inheriting things from Old gardens makes naming tricky…Jenny’s Apricot is a very tall elegant soft apricot which repeats in Autumn

Autumn Circus

Autumn circus repeat flowering medium/tall bearded Iris. Very prolific

Autumn Prince

Medium height, repeats very well. Strange mixture of colours involving purple, white and butterscotch!

“Cousin’s Tan”

Can’t find the photo of this one and don’t know it’s name! Surprise, surprise, given to me by my dearest cousin. She called it Brown. No justice done there, actually a beautiful copper and gold mix. Working on finding photo…FOUND IT

Immortality

Pure white medium bearded. Flowers several times a year when happy. Prefers warmer climates

Midnight Express

Tall dark purple blooms on a vigorous plant.

Nina Levitt

A real old heritage variety from 1939. Very tall and elegant shades of purple and yellow and an amazing scent.

“Port Levy Silver”

Here’s another un-named beauty. My sister recently moved to a new garden in Banks Peninsula and her new garden is full of this tall, glamorous silver beauty.

Pallida -Scented blue

Scented blue bearded Iris. Lots of stems for picking.

Sneak preview

Tall frilly apricot, repeats. Large flowers

Tall white

Very tall impressive glacial white beautiful scent. Unidentified.

Total Recall

Always a show stopper in the garden this one, a. because it’s very tall with big bi-colour yellow and white flowers and b. because it’s so often flowering when none others are.

 

Vintner

Very dark wine. Large blooms.