Other Iris Species
Spuria Irises
A diverse series of tall and short irises, native to conditions varying from salt marshes to dry scrubland, offers some of the most beautiful flowers of all the irises.
Iris gramineaA graceful small fountain of deciduous grasslike foliage and 2" brilliant purple flowers with yellow and white signals on a slender stalk, midseason. $8.00

Tectorums
The "Japanese Roof Iris" is one of the few irises that grow in semi-shade, reaching 12-18" tall with beautifully arched fans. It must be fed and transplanted often. Large, flat, slightly ruffled flowers are typical.
Iris tectorumLavender flowers with purple blotches. $5.00

Versicolor
The larger blue flag is the most common native iris of the northeastern U.S. It is fond of moisture but will grow happily in sun in ordinary garden conditions, where its excellent branching and numerous graceful flowers ensure a fine display. It is reported to be poisonous to rodents; we are trying it.
SWORDS OF MUREX(Alexander '01) Dark aubergine sword-like foliage, flowers medium to dark bluish purple, yellow signal. 2-3 buds on 22" stalks, midseason. $15.00

Versicolor/Virginica hybrids
Virginicas are native to the southeast U.S. Crossed with versicolors, they yield strong growing plants.
DO THE MATH(Copeland '08) Vigorous, purple RP15 $6.00
WOOLY BULLY(Copeland '06) Purple self, gold signal RP14 $6.00