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LOUISIANA IRIS - 2007 INTRODUCTIONS

* INDICATES TETRAPLOID

GENE DARBONNE* (Durio '06) M 3' - This is a splendid, 3 foot tall, tetraploid Louisiana iris with outstanding coloration.  The broad standards are lavender-blue with deeper veining and light yellow shading along the center.  The pretty style arms are cream shaded lavender.  The broad falls of 'Gene Darbonne' are cream-yellow with lavender veining and the yellow to orange signals are very showy.  'Gene Darbonne' produces 6 to 6½ inch wide, colorful flowers abundantly on vigorous plants.  It is fertile both ways and is a superb parent.  (Doctor Ed x Welcome Change).

$25.00

KENZIE BELLE (Durio '06) ML 2 to 2½' - This midseason bloomer is an exciting, new deep burgundy red, Louisiana iris.  It is a complete "self" with no visible signal or other color variations.  'Kenzie Belle' has 4 branches plus the main stalk so it produces lots of blooms.  The showy, 5 to 5½ inch wide flowers are well placed and bloom early midseason starting in April.  The striking color of the low to medium size iris is intense.  The handsome foliage is strong and healthy.  'Kenzie Belle' is hardy and can be grown in most states of the United States.  The showy bloom stalks are 3 feet tall.  It is fertile and a good parent.  It is line bred from the best red native Iris nelsonii.

$25.00

LOUISIANA IRIS - GENERAL LISTING

*INDICATES TETRAPLOID

 

ACADIAN MISS (Arny, C.  1980) ML 2½' - a showy, ruffled, white self with yellow-green signals and green style arms.  (Clyde Redmond x Clara Goula).  Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal 1990.

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ADA MORGAN (Morgan, R.  1997) EM 2½' - very appealing with light pinkish violet standards  and slightly deeper pinkish violet falls.  The style arms are green.  {(Clyde Redmond x Sidney Conger) x Marie Caillet}.

$15.00

ALIBI (MacMillan, W.  1975) EM 2½' - a ruffled, 6-inch wide, gracefully recurving, pale blue-white fading to pure white with a light violet glow.  Has full yellow line crests and green-white signal patches.   A well proportioned plant.  Honorable Mention 1979.

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ALL AGAZE (Taylor, J.  1989) EM 3½' - a good, ruffled bi-tone with light pink standards having a darker center rib and salmon pink falls.  It has salmon styles arms edged yellow and large, orange-yellow signals.  (Mighty Rich x Clara Goula).

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ALMERIA (Wolford, L.  1986) M 2½ to 3' - the flowers of this clone have rose-red falls with yellow signals and beige standards with wide rose veining.  The style arms are rose as are the crests.  (Peggy Mac x Bella Lou).  Exhibition Certificate 1986.

$10.00

AMBER RIVER (Sloan, R.  1984) M 3' - a light yellow overlaid in brown-tan deepening towards the edges.  The style arms are tan suffused with yellow-green.  (President Hedley x Clara Goula).

$10.00

ANN CHOWNING (Chowning, F.  1976) M 2½ - 3' - a low growing, wide, rounded, deep red self with brilliant gold signals.  This truly outstanding cultivar is the best in its color class.  (Miss Arkansas x W. B. MacMillan).  Honorable Mention 1977 - Ira Nelson Award 1977 - Mary Swords DeBaillon Award 1980 - Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal 1986.

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APOLLO'S SONG (Taylor, J.  1989) ML 4½ - 5' - a handsome, large and showy, yellow self.  (Screen Gem x Helen Naish).

$15.00

ART WORLD (Taylor, J.  1986) ML 2½' - a broad, rounded, waved and fluted purple-pink with lighter edges and yellow-green signals.  (Uptown x Helen Naish).

$10.00

ASHLEY MICHELLE (Mertzweiller, J.  1986) M 2½ to 3' - a beautiful, slightly ruffled, pure white with a yellowish cast on opening.  It has heavy substance and green-yellow line signals.  (Katherine L. Cornay x Queen O'Queens).

$10.00

AUNT SHIRLEY (Mertzweiller, J.  1990) M 3' - a large and impressive, 6½-inch wide, coral pink with yellow-gold signals.  Possesses a musky fragrance.  (Deneb x Press Release).

$10.00

AURORA BOREALIS (MacMillan, W.  1945) L 2½ to 3' - a pretty, soft rose with a golden underlay and large, golden, radial signal patches.

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BANANAS FOSTER (Vaughn, K.  1998) ML 2 - 2½' - a very striking flower with  bright amber standards thinly edged in cinnamon and falls of amber deepening towards a broad cinnamon edge.  The style arms are amber infused with cinnamon and the signal is gold outlined in rose.  (Heavenly Glow x Kelly's Choice).

$25.00

BANDITO (Durio, K.  1977) ML 2½' - an exceptionally handsome, ruffled, 6 to 7-inch wide, very dark violet self with very dark violet style arms and a velvet pile.  Has green-gold line crests.  The form is fine and it has broad segments.  (Carmen x unknown).

$10.00

BARBARA ELAINE TAYLOR (Taylor, J.  1954) E 3½ - 4' - the palest yellow-white self with yellow crests and yellow signals.  A collected form of Iris giganticaerulea alba.  Honorable Mention 1955.

$10.00

BAYOU BANDIT (Weeks, J.  1998) EM 2½ - 3’ - a cute, light chocolate colored variant of Iris fulva with a touch of pink and lavender.  Overall silvery glaze.  Has bright yellow crest signals.  The style arms are soft yellow flushed chocolate.  Collected near Denham Springs, Louisiana.

$10.00

BAYOU CHARM (Rowlan, H.  1984) M 3' - an attractive, golden yellow self with orange signals, golden yellow crests and bright green style arms.  (Winter's Vail x Yeloponie).

$10.00

BAYOU ROUGE* (Durio, K.  1980) M 2 to 2½' - a showy, full, flat to slightly flaring, 7 to 8-inch wide flower with dark wine-red falls and light red-violet standards.  It has broad, bright yellow signal patches.  It also has dark red-violet style arms and very ruffled appendages, both of which have a broad yellow edging.  Usually has 6 or more bud placements and 8 or more blooms per scape.  Large and showy with broad floral parts.  Very fertile and a fine parent for the tet breeder.  (Professor Claude x Professor Ike).

$10.00

BAYOU SHORT STUFF (Faggard, A.  1986) M 2' - a small, 4Ό inch wide, low, dark blue self with a slight sweet fragrance.  It has wide falls of thick substance with a golden yellow crest and narrow, dark blue style arms.

$10.00

BAYOU SUNSET (MacMillan, W.  1945) ML 2½ - 3' - a pretty, soft rose with showy, golden signal patches radiating out more than half the length of the falls.  Honorable Mention 1950 - Mary Swords DeBaillon Award 1949.

$10.00

BAYOU TIGER (Strawn ’96) L 3’ – this superb bicolor has handsome, red-purple standards and pretty, grayed orange falls with yellow style arms and orange signals.  Excellent!  (Charles Arny III x Counterpoise).

$15.00

BEALE STREET (Vaughn ’97) E-L 40 – 44" – this splendid, tall iris has very large, intense dark blue flowers with darker veins displayed nicely on well budded stalks with 5 to 6 bud positions.

$10.00

BELLEVUE BEAUTY (Bertinot '85) M 2½' - has large, full, lightly ruffled, 6½" flowers having cream sepals with a very faint, purple glow and creamy white petals on strong scapes having 4 bud positions.

$10.00

BELLEVUE BUTTERFLY (Bertinot '84) M 3½' - an outstanding, beautifully ruffled, cream self with broad floral parts and a green-gold signal.  The large, stylish flowers are produced at 4 to 5 bud positions.

$10.00

BELLEVUE COQUETTE (Bertinot '84) M 3' - this heavily ruffled, wisteria-blue Louisiana iris is equally at home on the show bench or in the garden.  The form of this handsome, 5½ to 6" flower is flat to slightly flaring.

$10.00

BELLEVUE MEDICINE MAN (Bertinot '84) EM 3' - a classic, 6", maroon flower with a light infusion of purple.  The full, flat blooms have prominent, mimosa yellow signals.

$10.00

 

BELLEVUE SIREN (Bertinot '84) M 2½' - a compact, rosy-red flower with broad floral parts and an unusual form.  The nicely rounded falls are flat and the standards are flaring.  The falls are edged with a narrow, yellow border that adds to this flower’s beauty.

$10.00

BELLEVUE'S ANGELA (Bertinot '84) M 3' - the flowers of this clone are an imposing, 6½", creamy white with exceptionally broad floral parts that are beautifully ruffled and fluted.

$10.00

BELLEVUE'S JASON (Bertinot '85) M 3 to 3½' - a full, flat to slightly flaring, heavily ruffled, 6", cream self with showy claws and usually having 5 bud positions on strong scapes.

$10.00

BELLEVUE'S MICHELLE (Bertinot '83) M 2½' - the many beautiful blooms of this choice Louisiana iris present a mass of color in the garden with two or three ruffled flowers open on each stalk.  The falls are a pretty, deep reddish violet color with mimosa yellow signal patches and the standards are a creamy mauve.

$10.00

BELLEVUE'S MIKE (Bertinot '84) E 3' - an unusually large and showy, full, dark reddish purple flower with broad, recurving falls and wide, flaring standards.  The outstanding flowers are superbly displayed on very strong scapes.

$10.00

BELLEVUE'S NATIVE CHARMER (Bertinot '83) E 2½' - an outstanding, large, 6½ inch wide, ruffled flower with broad floral parts.  The full, flat to flaring, red-violet flowers are produced at 5 bud positions with 3 to 4 flowers often open at once.  Has gold tipped signal patches.  Exhibition Certificate 1981.  Katherine Cornay Award 1981.

$10.00

BEN (Durio '89) EM 3' - a very appealing, large, 6 to 7", flat to flaring, warm yellow-white blend with green veining.  It has a full, round form with broad, ruffled segments and long, heavily ruffled, creamy white style-arm appendages.  The flowers have a showy, green-gold signal and a slightly spicy fragrance.  It is a strong, vigorous grower with healthy, green foliage and is admired by all garden visitors.

$20.00

BERA (Mertzweiller ‘96) M 2½ to 3’ - a very beautiful, large, 6", bi-tone purple with a narrow, silver-white edging on all parts.

$20.00

BILL NEILL (Strawn ’93) E 3' – has beautiful, grayed purple standards with grayed red styles and red-purple falls with yellow signals.  (Grace Scott x Kirk Strawn).

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BIT OF BLUE (Arny '75) MLa 3' - an unusual, light blue that shows off well in the garden.

$10.00

BLACK GAMECOCK (Chowning '78) L 2' - a lovely, blue-black self with narrow, gold line signals.  The foliage on this choice clone is blue-green.  Mary Swords Deballion 1989.

$10.00

BLACK RHAPSODY (Rowlan '87) M 3' - a beautiful, dark near black self.  A ruffled flower of deep midnight blue with a sunburst yellow signal.

$10.00

BLACK WIDOW (MacMillan '53) L 4' - a showy and unique, deepest violet self (blackest purple).

$10.00

BLUE DUKE (Arny '65) M 3' - An attractive, Moorish blue self that is ideal in the landscape.

$10.00

BLUE WATER (MacMillan '78) E 3' - an early and very broad petaled, clear true blue Louisiana iris.  Flaring to flat form.  Green-violet style arms and full violet appendages.  Green throat.  A very showy, large Louisiana iris and one of the first to bloom.

$10.00

BLUE WYBLE* (Durio '89) MLa 3 to 3½' - an attractive, large, well formed, flat, light to full violet-blue flower with bright yellow signals.  The overall effect is that of a clear blue to violet-blue coloring.  It has handsomely ruffled, violet to white style arms and appendages with a showy, white reverse.  It has pronounced, spicy fragrance.  (Professor Claude x King Kong).

$20.00

BOREALIS REX (Granger '94) M 2 to 2½' - a very round, lavender-purple with a white spray pattern on the falls.

$20.00

BOUT MIDNIGHT (Dunn '89) M 3' - a very rich, glowing purple overlaid with a plush black velvet.

$10.00

BOWIE* (Durio '81) MLa 2½ to 3' - an attractive, 6", light violet with a round, flat to slightly flaring form.  It has full, bright yellow signals and pretty, ruffled, style arm appendages.  It is a fine parent for the tet breeder.

$10.00

BOZO* (Durio '82) MLa 2½ to 3' - a colorful, 6", broad segmented, full red-violet tetraploid.  The short, compact plants are husky, healthy, and vigorous.  The sturdy, low scapes stand up well even in stormy, spring weather.  It has bright canary yellow signals and the red-violet style arms and appendages are both edged bright yellow.  The pretty, ruffled flowers are round and have a full flat form.

$10.00

BRAZOS PRIZE (Strawn ’93) EM 3½' – this showy iris has pale yellow standards with yellow styles and darker yellow falls with yellow-orange signals.  (Clara Goula x President Hedley).

$20.00

BROAD DAYLIGHT (Dunn '02) 2 to 2½' - A very broad, ruffled, clear yellow with green influence.

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BRUSHED GOLD (Morgan '83) E 2½' - a handsome, golden yellow of compact growth habit.

$10.00

BUBBLE GUM BALLERINA (Haymon '90) M 3' - a very lovely, lavender-pink bi-tone with nice ruffling and fluting and yellow signals.

$10.00

BUTTERMINT LACE (Arny '79) EM 3' - a beautiful, slightly ruffled, delicate, smooth buttery cream. This 6" iris is a sister of 'Clara Goula' and a fine performer.

$10.00

 

CAJUN ANGEL (Rowlan '93) ML 34" - a ruffled, spirea red with a green throat surrounded with cream and edged in yellow.

$10.00

CAJUN BELLE (Rowlan '93) ML 2½ to 3' - a beautiful, lightly ruffled, magnolia purple with lilac purple falls and style arms.  It has large, green bordered, creamy ray signals and has a slight, sweet fragrance.

$10.00

CAJUN CAPER (MacMillan '76) EM 3½' - a very pretty, large, 7 inch wide, pale red-violet bi-tone with dark red-orange suffusion.  Has broad floral parts.  Unique coloration.  Honorable Mention 1978.

$10.00

CAJUN COOKERY (Hager '90) M 2½' - a beautiful, tailored, deep uniform red self with yellow crests.

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CAJUN COUNTRY (Hager ’85) 34" – this is a pretty, medium sized, dark maroon-red flower with small, yellow signals.

$15.00

CAJUN LOVE (Rowlan '90) M 2½' - a ruffled, Indian lake red with large, yellow sunburst signals.

$10.00

CAJUN LOVE STORY (Haymon ’00) M 2 to 2½’ – a lovely, bright flesh pink with pink style arms and green-gold signals.

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CAJUN SUNRISE (Mertzweiller '93) M 2½ to 3' - a magnificent, flat, strong brick red with a broad, golden yellow edging and a sunburst yellow ray pattern on the falls.

$10.00

CAJUN WHIRL (Haymon '88) M 3½' - a dandy, ruffled white with gold.  Veined olive from base to edge.

$10.00

CAMILLE DURAND FORET (Haymon '94) M 3' - an imposing, round, ruffled, 5½", yellow-gold with a green heart (throat) and darker yellow-gold signals.  It is a very strong, vigorous grower with lots of side branches.

$10.00

CARMEN (Durio '73) M 2½' - a beautiful, large, ruffled, dark violet-red with broad floral parts.  Distinct, yellow crests.  One of the showiest reds.  Honorable Mention 1975.

$10.00

CATHEDRAL BLUE (Dorman '44) E 3' – a collected for having dark blue-purple flowers with yellow crests.  Thought by most to be a natural hybrid between Iris giganticaerulea and Iris brevicaulis.

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C'EST CHICK (Dunn '84) M 2½ to 3' - a cartwheel formed, ruffled, shiny red-violet.

$10.00

C'EST MAGNIFIQUE (Dunn '79) M 2½' - a beautiful, creamy white with a full, flat form.

$10.00

CHARGE D'AFFAIRE (Dunn '90) M 3' - a plum colored bi-tone with standards of light plum with lighter, serrated edges and green styles tipped purple.  The velvety falls are a deeper plum with lighter, serrated and ruffled edges and yellow signals.

$12.50

CHARJOY'S JAN (Arny '78) ML 2½' - A pretty blue-purple with big yellow signals.

$10.00

CHARLENE STRAWN (Strawn ’93) M 3 to 3½' – this wonderful, ruffled iris has light purple standards with darker veins and purple style arms.  The falls are purple with lighter purple edges and green-yellow signals.  (Mrs. Ira Nelson x Kirk Strawn).

$15.00

CHARLES ARNY III (Arny '76) M 4' - a very beautiful, violet-red self.

$10.00

 

CHARLIE (Durio '88) M 3' - a very appealing, large, 6 to 7", flat to slightly flaring, orange-red flower with broad segments and 5 bud positions.  It has pretty, light orange-red standards with deeper midribs and showy, dark orange-red falls that are veined deeper with small, yellow signal patches that add to the overall beauty.

$10.00

CHARLIE'S ANGEL (Arny '79) M 3' - a creamy white self with light yellow styles and bright yellow signals.  Honorable Mention 1981.

$10.00

CHARLIE'S GINNY (Arny '72) M 3½' - a bright, bi-tone rose-red of flat to flaring form.

$10.00

CHARLOTTE ANN (Durio '73) M 3' - an exciting, light yellow with dark chartreuse-green to tan-gold veining and highlighting.  The large, flat to flaring, noticeably fragrant blooms have broad floral parts; ruffled, wavy margins and showy, green-gold signal patches.  The pale yellow standards are veined and tinted a lovely lavender-blue.  It has pretty, lettuce-green style arms with large, flaring yellow appendages.

$15.00

CHARLOTTE'S TUTU (Pryor '96) EM 3' - A nice, ruffled,  hot cerise pink self.

$10.00

CHOSEN LOVE (MacMillan '77) EM 3' – has lovely, pale lavender-pink flowers with broad segments.

$10.00

 

CHUCK (Arny ’58) 32" – has velvety, deep purple-red flowers with large, bright yellow signals.

$10.00

CHUCK BEGNAUD (Haymon ’00) EM 2 to 2½’ – a wonderful, rich lavender with all tepals edged in white.  The falls are ruffled and serrated with a velvety, pink sheen.

$12.00

CLARA GOULA (Arny '77) EM 3' - a beautifully formed, white iris with exceptional ruffling and broad segments.  An outstanding garden performer and a fine parent.

$10.00

 

CLOWN ABOUT (Morgan '93) M 2' - a light red-violet edged in yellow.

$10.00

CLYDE IKINS (Strawn ’93) M 3' – has ruffled, lilac-purple standards with beet red styles and falls with yellow-orange signals.  (Merry  Whirl x Sun Fury).

$10.00

CLYDE REDMOND (Arny '71) ML 2½' - an exceptionally beautiful, deep wedge wood blue with yellow signals.  One of the classics!  Honorable Mention 1972.  Junior Citation 1973.  Mary Swords Deballion 1974.

$10.00

COLORIFIC (Mertzweiller '79) ML 2½' - a very full and flat, 5½" bi-color with near white standards and lavender-rose falls.  Very pretty and excellent in the garden.  Honorable Mention 1981.

$10.00

COUNT PULASKI (Chowning '78) E 3½' – this is usually the first iris to bloom with copper blend flowers having greenish gold style arms.

$10.00

COUPE DE VILLE (Dunn '90) ML 2½ to 3' - light rose standards with matching styles are paired with copper rose falls having large, yellow-green signals that are rimmed darker.

$10.00

CRAWFISH PIE (Vaughn ’98) ML 36" – a very appealing iris with serrated, bright red-violet standards and bright red falls having bright primrose yellow signals.  All segments are beautifully edged primrose yellow.

$20.00

CREOLE CAN CAN (Granger '78) M 3' - a double blue with six or more falls and no standards.  A novelty with much breeding potential.

$10.00

 

CREOLE CANARY (Granger '78) M 3' - a very frilly and attractive, double yellow that is highly desirable for double breeding.

$10.00

 

CREOLE FLAME (Wyatt '73) M 3' – has flat-formed, dark cardinal red flowers with small, chartreuse signals.  One of the best!  Honorable Mention 1975.

$10.00

 

CREOLE RHAPSODY (Mertzweiller '98) M 2½ to 3' - a magnificent, red and white bicolor.

$15.00

 

CROME DOME (Arny '76) M 4' - a canary yellow self with deep orange-yellow signals.

$10.00

CURRENCY (Taylor ’94) – a very lovely iris with creamy buff flowers flushed and veined pink.

$20.00

CZAR OF RUSSIA (MacMillan '81) ML 2½' - a reddish-purple self with huge, bright gold signal patches.

$10.00

 

DALTON (Durio ’98) ML 26" – This is a very appealing, large, 6", flat to flaring bi-color with bright red-violet falls and showy, light yellow standards.  This fine, diploid, Louisiana iris has two branches and averages 7 pretty blooms per stalk.  ‘Dalton’ has a full, round, flat form with broad segments.  The standards have a full, red-violet midstripe and attractive veining.  The signals are bright gold.  ‘Dalton’ is a strong, vigorous grower with healthy, green foliage.  It attracts a lot of attention from garden visitors.  (Ann Chowning x Bellevue’s Michelle).

$15.00

DANIEL (Durio '88) M 2½ to 3' - a very pretty, medium to large, 6 to 6½" garden iris.  The standards and falls are both a very dark and special orange-red color with ruffled, yellow edges and a yellow reverse.  It has full, yellow signals and is a strong, healthy grower with 5 bud placements and 7 blooms.  It is a strong yet compact plant with lots of blooms and is a real show-off in the garden.

$20.00

DANIELLE (Granger '91) EM 1½' - an attractive, 5" bicolor with slightly recurved, dusty rose pink falls having lighter edges and semi-erect, light pink standards.

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DEAN LEE (Arny '70) MLa 2½' – a late blooming, yellow self with greenish yellow line signals.

$10.00

DECOY* (Durio '82) M 3' - a large and showy, 6 to 7", flat to flaring, ruffled, pink tetraploid with light yellow-green signals on all segments.  It has pretty, clear light pink standards and light violet-pink falls.  The broad, violet-pink style arms and nicely ruffled appendages have very broad, light yellow-green edgings that add to the beauty of this fine flower.  An extremely valuable tool for the tet iris breeder.

$10.00

DEIRDRE KAY (Granger '91) M 1½ to 2' - a beautiful, compact, low growing, lilac lavender with hints of pink.  The upper part of the falls have an exciting, diffused cream, sunburst ray pattern spraying out from an unobtrusive, light yellow signal.  Green style arms enhance the overall effect of this outstanding iris.

$15.00

DELTA BUTTERFLY (Wyatt '73) M 3' - a very pretty, pale rose-pink with darker venation.

$10.00

 

DELTA DAWN (Dunn '82) M 2½' - has lavender falls with an infusion of pink and lavender standards underlaid with pink.  The yellow crests are edged in apricot.  Honorable Mention 1985.  Award of Merit 1987.

$10.00

DELTA DOVE (Dunn '85) M 2½ to 3' - a beautiful, Navajo white with pale blue veining.

$10.00

DELTA DUDE (Dunn '85) M 3½' - this is an unusually attractive, fuchsia-red bi-tone.

$10.00

DELTA PRINCE (Granger '73) M 3½' - a large, dark velvety purple with white style arms.

$10.00

DELTA STAR (Granger '68) EML 3' - a lovely, cartwheel formed, deep purple self with a signal on each fall.  Honorable Mention 1970.  Junior Citation 1971.

$10.00

DENEB (Arny '67) MLa 3' – has showy, large, rose-pink flowers with a large, yellow patch at the base.

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DIXIE DEB (Chowning '51) E 2½' - a vigorous clone with a profusion of medium size, light yellow blooms of open form.  Mary Swords Deballion 1967.

$10.00

 

DOCTOR ED* (Ostheimer '00) ML 2½' - has pale wisteria blue standards edged cream and cream falls.

$25.00

DOUBLE TALK (Granger '73) M 3' - a very attractive, blue-violet double of great merit.

$10.00

DR. DORMAN (Granger '72) La 3' - an unusual, wild orchid-mauve.  Showy in the garden.

$10.00

DURAL BLUEBIRD (Taylor ‘94) M 3’ - a heavily ruffled, medium sized, clear blue infused with violet.

$10.00

DURAL WHITE BUTTERFLY (Taylor ’90) M-L 42-48" – has large, airy, ruffled and recurved, white flowers.

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EASTER LOVE (Faggard '84) - E 2½' - a very good, flaring, ruffled, pale yellow with a darker purple wash and veining.

$10.00

 

EASTER SURPRISE (Arceneaux '53) M 3' - a light orchid with slightly darker falls.

$10.00

EASTER TIDE (Arny '79) M 2½' – a super, bicolor iris with lavender-blue standards and light yellow falls.  Honorable Mention 1981.  Mary Swords Deballion 1983.

$10.00

 

EDITH DUPRE (Arceneaux '45) E 2' - a canary yellow flower with an orange-red overcast.

$10.00

 

EDMOND RIGGS (Sloan '03) M 3' - A very attractive, pastel pink-lilac with deeper veins and yellow signals.

$25.00

EVELYN BOON (Arny '77) M 3' - this iris has pale yellow standards and light blue falls.

$10.00

 

EXQUISITE LADY (Owen '86) - E 2½' - a medium lavender-blue with a silver rim and yellow signals.  Exhibition Certificate 1985 and 1986.  Honorable Mention 1989.

$10.00

 

FADING BEAUTY (Arny '75) M 2½' – a beautiful, ruffled, 6½", flat, light yellow self.

$10.00

FANCY TIME (Arny '82) ML 3' - a beautifully ruffled, red bi-tone.

$15.00

FANELIA HICKS (Arny '69) MLa 3½' - this cultivar has large, 6½", clear medium rose flowers.

$10.00

FAR AND AWAY (Dunn '91) M 3' - a ruffled, deep red-purple with yellow signals.

$15.00

FELICIANA HILLS (O'Conner '87) M 2½ to 3' - has beautiful, large, pink flowers.  Exhibition Certificate 1986.  (Deneb x unknown).

$10.00

FESTIVAL'S ACADIAN (Haymon '90) L 2½' - a beautiful red-purple veined darker with radiating yellow dots towards the edge and a yellow halo around the edge.

$10.00

 

FESTIVE FEVER (Taylor '94) M 4' - a showy, violet-pink veined darker.

$15.00

FIESTA GAL (Arny '87) M 3' - an exciting, blood red with a large, bright yellow signal.

$10.00

FINDERS KEEPERS (Chowning '61) L 1' - a unique ivory flecked cerulean blue on the margins.

$10.00

FLAME ON (Rowlan '87) M 3' - a beautiful, flat, ruffled, bright cardinal-red with huge, flame like, yellow signals.

$10.00

FOR DAD (Pryor '97) M 2½' - A vigorous, ruffled, bright yellow self.

$12.00

FRANCOIS (Rowlan '85) M 2½' - each flower is a full violet self with small, yellow signals.

$20.00

FRANK CHOWNING (Rowlan '87) MLa 2½ to 3' - a lovely currant-red.  Semi-flat form with overlapping petals and yellow steeple signals.

$10.00

FRED (Durio '93) M 2½ to 3' - a very attractive, large, 6 to 7", red-violet bi-tone with deep dark velvety red-violet falls and light red-violet standards.  All segments are broad and the form is full and very flat to slightly flaring.  The pretty style arms and appendages are also light violet.  'Fred' has showy, broad, golden signals and distinctive ruffling.  The fragrance is very strong and spicy.  It has a long bloom season and is very popular with garden visitors.  'Fred' has handsome, deep violet mid-stripes on the light violet standards.  (Bellevue's Michelle x Charlie’s Michelle).

$10.00

FREDDIE BOY (Mertzweiller '74) M 3' - a pink with orange cast.  Deep red falls.

$10.00

FULL ECLIPSE (Hager '77) M 3' - a superb, dark black-violet self with black line signals.

$10.00

 

GAIA (Taylor ’90) M 3½’ – a very pretty, flat, compact, cream-yellow with a yellow glow in the heart.

$12.50

GARDEN SPRITE (Bertinot '86) M 3' - a beautiful, medium sized, light yellow with a light greenish glow.

$10.00

GENIAL GIANT* (Taylor ‘94) M 3½’ - has beautiful, mauve flowers with a yellow edge and good bud placement.

$25.00

GERRY MARSTELLER (Raabe '88) ML 2½' - a wonderful pink-purple with cream edges and green-yellow signals.

$10.00

GIRL CRAZY (Dunn '93) M 2½ to 3' - one with deep yellow standards and green styles.  The falls are deep golden yellow and have deep orange-gold, line signals.

$10.00

GLADYS BERTINOT (Bertinot '85) M 2½' - has large, ruffled, very full and graceful,  7-inch, white flowers with flaring standards and recurving falls on strong scapes having 4 bud positions.

$10.00

GLORIA CORTEZ (Bertinot ’98) E 40" – a beautiful, large, ruffled, maroon flower slightly veined purple.

$12.50

GLOWLIGHT (Taylor ’86) M 39" – a showy bicolor with white standards and deep violet falls and yellow-green signals.

$10.00

GODZILLA* (Durio '87) E 3' - an imposing, 7 to 7½", full, flat flower with "all falls" (all segments lie flat like a large, double, Japanese iris).  It is a very dark violet with broad petals and a beautiful, deep velvet pile and displays large, bright yellow, cathedral-shaped signals and long, "raised", green-gold beards.  The very broad, light violet style arms are edged with an attractive, Ό", light yellow band.  The large, ruffled appendages are light violet.  This fine iris is very showy and produces up to 9 blooms per scape.  An important parent for tetraploid Louisiana iris.  (King Kong x Ragin' Cajun).

$10.00

GOLDEN FAIRY (Niles '40) M 3' – has very dainty, medium to dark yellow flowers.

$10.00

GOOD DOCTOR (Mertzweiller '93) M 3' - a huge, 6½", white iris with yellow-green signals and faint green veining.

$12.50

GRACE DUHON (Haymon '88) M 3½' - a ruffled and fluted, very dark red-violet self veined black around the large, bright yellow crests.

$10.00

GRACELAND (Dunn '80) M 2½ to 3' - A beautiful, deep blue blended deeper.

$10.00

GREAT WHITE HOPE (Haymon ’00) M 4 to 4½’ – a breathtaking, ruffled iris with dark blue-violet standards and very dark purplish-violet falls.  The form is flat to flaring and it has gold spears for signals.

$10.00

GYPSY MOON (Granger '68) M 2' - an attractive orange-yellow with purple veins.

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HANDMAIDEN (Ghio '82) M 2½' - a pretty, large, flat rose-pink self with yellow signals.  Honorable Mention 1984.

$10.00

HARLAND K. RILEY (MacMillan '70) M 3½' - a famous yellow with brown veining.  One of the all time greats!

$10.00

HAZEL MONETTE (MacMillan '70) EM 2½' – a very pretty, light red-violet iris with lots of appeal.

$10.00

HEATHER PRYOR (Taylor '94) ML 4' - A heavily ruffled, cream-pink that is well liked in the garden.

$15.00

HEAVENLY GLOW (Morgan '89) M 3½' - a unique, orange-red with an underlay of green-yellow; steeple shaped signals and green style arms.

$10.00

HER HIGHNESS (Levingston '57) E 3' – has white flowers with light green style arms.

$10.00

HONEY GALORE (Betzer ’00) EM 2 to 2½’ – this outstanding, ruffled flower is a shimmering tone of honey which is overlaid on the falls with a glaze of orange-red.

$12.00

HURRICANE COLIN (O'Connor '92) M 3' - an exceptional, large, bright rose-orange with crown shaped, yellow signal patches.

$12.00

HURRICANE PARTY (Haymon '88) M 3' - a splendid, lightly ruffled, full, red-violet self with large, gold, triangular signals and cream style arms shading to red-violet.

$10.00

 

HUSH MONEY (Dunn '98) M 3' - A wonderful, ruffled flower with cream standards having a blue cast and cream falls with a raised, gold signal.

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ICE ANGEL (Faggard '88) M 3' - each flower on this clone is a large, 6½ inch wide white with an ice-blue tone; gold line signals and white style arms.  Katherine Cornay Award 1988.

$10.00

IDLE GOSSIP (Rowlan '88) M 2½ to 3' - a lovely, dark red-purple self with large, gold, lance head signals.

$10.00

ILA NUNN (Arny '67) MLa 3' – has ruffled, white flowers with bright yellow, line crests.

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INNER BEAUTY (Dunn '90) M 2½ to 3' - a lovely violet with deeper veining; lighter styles and yellow, spear like signals.

$10.00

INSTANT REPLAY (Granger '81) M 1½ to 2' - a medium to deep blue-violet self.

$10.00

IRA S. NELSON (Arny '69) MLa 3' - a rose-bengal self with bright yellow, triangular crests.

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IRISH SPIRIT (Morgan '99) ML 3' - an exciting, bright navy blue.

$15.00

JANE McSPARRIN (Arny '72) M 3½' - a lemon yellow with green crests.

$10.00

JE NAYE (Durio ‘97) L 2½ to 3’ - a very dark, velvety violet self with a wonderful, flat to slightly flaring form.  This one has good texture and great substance.  It has very dark violet style arms and appendages; large, full, yellow, cathedral signals and green-gold beards.  (Bandito x Ann Chowning).

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JEAN BUSH (Haymon '94) M 3½' - has exceptional, bright red flowers with a full, round form and broad, overlapping, heavily serrated petals.  It has large, bright green-yellow, irregular signals on all parts and the pretty, green style arms add to its beauty.  Plus, all segments are edged in yellow.

$15.00

JERI (Bertinot '85) EM 3 to 3½' – has beautiful, velvety, dark violet flowers on strong, slightly zigzag scapes with double buds at 4 to 5 bud positions and on the lateral branches as well.  An excellent grower.  Katherine Cornay Award 1985.  Ira S. Nelson Award 1986.

$10.00

JOIE DE VIVRE (Pryor '97) ML 3' - A heavily ruffled, deep rose flushed purple.

$10.00

JOYFUL CHARM (Morgan ’94) EM 32" – a very fine, rose-pink flower with yellow, steeple signals.

$15.00

JUST HELENE (Mertzweiller '91) M 3' - the soft yellow falls are veined light blue and the light blue standards on a blended yellow background are heavily veined dark blue-violet.

$10.00

 

KATIE (Durio ‘97) ML 3’ - a splendid, large, 6½ to 7", nicely ruffled, flat to recurved bicolor.  The standards are white with a showy, full violet midstripe and full violet veining.  The pretty, white style arms have violet centers and large, full lavender appendages.  This one has light violet falls with full violet veining and a dandy, golden yellow signal.  The attractive, green-gold beards add to its overall beauty.  It is a strong, healthy grower with handsome, green foliage.  (Clara Goula x unknown).

$20.00

KAY NELSON (Granger '88) M 2' - a ruffled, 5 to 6" grape-lavender.  Rounded, yellow crests and lavender style arms.  3 to 4 bud positions.

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KELLY’S CHOICE (Morgan ’93) M 2 to 2½' – a superb plant with very nice, buttery yellow flowers that are heavily flushed and edged with rose.  These are supported on multi-budded, zigzag stalks.  The signal patches are yellow.  Exhibition Certificate 1991.  (Town Council x Shines Brightly).

$10.00

KENTUCKY CAJUN* (Norris ‘95) M 2½’ - a very attractive, ruffled, violet-blue bi-tone with prominent, golden yellow signals.

$12.50

KING KONG* (Durio '80) M 2½ to 3' - a large, 6", very dark violet to purple Louisiana iris with a deep velvet pile.  The pretty, flat to recurved flowers have broad segments with serrated edges.  It has a broad, triangular, full, yellow signal patch.  HM 1982.

$10.00

KITTY D (Haymon '90) M 2½ to 3' - a light violet with random, white blotching.  The cream styles are tipped lavender and the flower has a slight fragrance.

$10.00

 

KOORAWATHA (Taylor '87) M 2½' - a very fine, heavily ruffled, colorfast golden yellow with broad, full, overlapping parts.

$10.00

 

KRISTI G (Mertzweiller '88) M 2½ to 3' – a very beautiful, large, ruffled lavender with a green throat.

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LA PEROUSE (Raabe '76) E 4' - a brilliant cobalt blue.  Outstanding!

$10.00

 

LAFAYETTE HONEY (Haymon ’00) M 3’ – an attractive, ruffled tan with lavender veining and lots of sparkle.

$10.00

LAFITTE'S RETREAT (Granger '77) M 2' - a great, medium blue self with beautiful, large, overlapping standards and falls.

$10.00

LAKE OUACHITA (Morgan '92) M 2 to 2½' - a very pretty, light blue with yellow signals.

$10.00

LAURA LOUISE (Mertzweiller - Ostheimer '90) M 2½' - a vigorous growing, vibrant yellow-orange with long, darker yellow-orange signals.  Named in honor of Rusty Ostheimer's daughter, Laura.

$10.00

 

LAVENDER RUFFLES (Goula '79) EM 2' - each flower is a handsome, ruffled, light lavender with yellow-gold line signals.  Honorable Mention 1981.

$10.00

 

LINEAGE (Sloan '05) ML 3' - A splendid, cream-yellow with attractive, maroon, spider-webbing and a green tinge.

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LISA DURIO (Durio '02) M 2½ to 3' - This is a very exceptional, large, 7 to 8 inch wide, Louisiana iris with an appealing color combination.  The broad, 2½ inch wide standards have a dark violet center shading to a wide, pale violet edging with dark violet veining.  The broad, 3½ inch wide falls have the same color pattern as the standards.  'Lisa Durio' has light violet style arms and appendages.  It has bright yellow signals and line crests.  The large size and attractive coloring make it a show-off in the garden.  The form is very flat and full and the many blooms are displayed nicely on the 2½ foot stalks.  'Lisa Durio' blooms in April and May and is hardy in zones 4 - 9.  This excellent introduction was hybridized by Ken Durio and is named for Dalton's wife, Lisa.

$20.00

LITTLE RUBY SLIPPERS (Pryor, B '00) EM 2½ to 3' - A gorgeous, ruffled, ruby red self.

$20.00

LIZZOO (Durio '95) ML 2½ to 3' - a very exciting, flat to flaring, 5 to 6" bloom of unusual beauty.  The light yellow standards have a dark orange mid-stripe and are heavily marked with dark orange veining and a yellow edge.  The very dark orange falls have full, golden yellow signals and full, yellow markings between the veins.  A colorful, light yellow-green reverse adds to its appeal.  It is one of our favorites and is very popular with garden visitors.  (Charlie x President Hedley).

$15.00

LONGUE VUE (Haymon ’00) M 3 to 3½’ – a splendid, heavily ruffled and laced white with white standards that are overlaid pale silver to lavender with some olive veining.  The falls are the same but age to white with olive veins and small, yellow-gold signals.

$10.00

LONESTAR (Campbell ’97) M-L 30-36" – a beautiful, large, ruffled, soft lavender-blue of cartwheel form.

$10.00

LOUISIANA TEDDY BEAR (Arny '76) M 2' - a copper-brown self with gold line signals.

$10.00

LUCY'S LEGACY (Pryor ' 00) ML 2½ to 3' - Pink standards and cherry red falls.

$15.00

LYNN HANTEL (Goula '93) E 40" - a large, highly ruffled blend of raspberry, lavender and rose darkening into a plicate effect at the edges.

$10.00

 

MAC'S BLUE HEAVEN (MacMillan '73) M 2½' - a lovely, soft blue with white styles.

$10.00

 

MALIBU MAGIC (Taylor '91) M 3½' - a very attractive, ruffled, light violet-blue bi-tone veined darker with yellow crests.

$10.00

 

MARGARET HUNTER (MacMillan '70) E 3' - a pretty, ruffled, light lavender-pink self.

$10.00

 

MARIE CAILLET (Conger '60) MLa 3' - this is a tall and elegant, ruffled blue-purple with yellow signals.  Honorable Mention 1964.  Mary Swords Deballion 1970.

$10.00

MARIE DELORES (Haymon '88) E 3½' - a very pretty, ruffled white veined orange with orange signals and cream style arms.

$10.00

 

MARJORIE BRUMMIT (Patin '65) M 3' - a very nice, blue-violet self with golden crests.

$10.00

MARSHA SUE (Mertzweiller '83) M 3' - a showy, yellow-orange terracotta blend with heavy veining.  Very attractive!

$10.00

 

MARTHA LISA (Bertinot '86) EM 3' - a very special, extremely dark red-violet flower with well-budded scapes that are produced from early to midseason.

$10.00

 

MARTHA MISTRIC CLARY (Bertinot '83) M 2½' - an unusually large and handsome, 7", heavily ruffled, royal purple and mauve Louisiana iris.  The wide, full flowers have heavy substance and take the weather well.  This iris is very showy in the garden.

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MATTHEW (Durio '02) M to ML 3' - A splendid, 6 inch wide, diploid iris with dark violet-red standards and dark rusty blood red falls with deeper veining and a narrow, light cream edging.  The style arms and appendages are deep violet-red and it has a large and showy, bright yellow signal patch radiating out onto the falls.  'Matthew' has outstanding branching and bud count with up to 3 or more branches and up to 12 or more blooms per scape.  Each stalk makes a bouquet.  (Cajun Dome x Daniel).

$20.00

MAY THIBODEAUX (Arny '87) M 2½' - a medium pale yellow with bright yellow signals.

$10.00

 

MEDORA WILSON (Granger '72) M 3' - a very pretty, true pink that needs some shade.  The falls are a bit darker than the standards and have small, yellow-green signals.  Honorable Mention 1975.

$10.00

 

MISS ARKANSAS (Chowning '78) M 2½' - a carnelian blue self with a gold signal patch.

$10.00

 

MISS GERTIES BONNET (Haymon ’00) M 3 to 3½’ – the upright, cream standards are edged lavender and veined brown.  The ruffled, strongly flared falls are light lavender, edged dark lavender and veined brown.  The gold signals are outlined in brown.

$10.00

MOCKER'S SONG (Chowning '73) L 2' – has outstanding, dark maroon flowers.

$10.00

MONUMENT (Dunn '78) M 3' – has ruffled, creamy white flowers with yellow signals.

$10.00

 

MRS. IRA NELSON (Arny '69) ML 3' - a very large, flat, lavender-orchid bi-tone with large, triangular signals.  Broad and overlapping.  Always nice!  Exhibition Certificate 1969.  Honorable Mention 1971.  Junior Citation 1972.  Mary Swords Deballion 1973.

$10.00

MYRA ARNY (Arny '69) M 3½' - this fine cultivar has pretty, pale pink to almost white flowers.

$10.00

 

NATURAL WONDER (Taylor '90) M 4' - a very handsome, fluted, grayed purple.

$10.00

NOBLE MOMENT (Morgan '87) M 2½ to 3' - a ruffled, mid-blue self with pale yellow signals displayed on a white background.  The sturdy scapes are multi-budded.

$10.00

 

NUKA* (Durio '95) M 2 to 2½' - a splendid, low, compact iris with full, violet-blue standards and falls.  The standards have light yellow, line signals and a showy, cream edging.  The falls have an attractive, cream edging also and pretty, large, yellow-gold signals that radiate out onto the violet-blue falls.  Strong bloom stalks display the beautiful, small to medium sized, 4½ to 5", full, flat, violet-blue flowers to advantage.  It has very good branching and 6 bud positions.  The segments are broad and it is a good, all around performer that attracts much attention from garden visitors.  It has a pronounced, spicy fragrance.  A very fertile parent with up to 60 seed per pod.  {Bowie x (Bowie x Godzilla)}.

$15.00

OLIVIER MONETTE (MacMillan '71) EML 2½' - a very large, 8 inch wide, flaring and fluted, dark red-violet with wide floral parts and yellow line signals.  Great!  Honorable Mention 1977.  Ira S. Nelson Award 1978.

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OUACHITA HALF-MOON (Barham '05) - A small flowered, collected Iris fulva with red color and a yellow center.

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OUR DOROTHY (Pryor, B '02) ML 3' - A choice mix of pale lemon, pink, apricot and maroon.

$10.00

OVER THERE (Dunn '91) M 3' - a lovely blue-violet with lime signals on ruffled falls.

$10.00

 

PATTON DURIO* (Durio '04) M 2 to 2½' - A magnificent, new, tetraploid, Louisiana iris with unbelievably heavy substance.  The broad standards of 'Patton Durio' are pristine white with a hint of blue as the bloom opens.  The showy style arms and appendages are creamy white.  The very broad, rounded, 3 inch wide falls are pristine white with a bright green-gold line signal and faint green veining.  Many of these superb, 6½ to 7 inch wide blooms are produced on vigorous plants.  This is probably our most important introduction to date.  'Patton Durio' is fertile both ways and is a fine parent.  (Sauterne x Welcome Change).

$25.00

PEACHES IN WINE (Pryor '98) E 3' - Has bright peachy orange standards and ruby red fall.

$15.00

PEGGY MAC (MacMillan '43) M 3' - a famous, collected magenta-rose with gold line signals.

$10.00

PETITE AND SWEET (Chowning '79) ML 1' - this one is a nice, short, snow white self.

$15.00

PINK FROLIC (Granger '78) M 2½' - a very fine, light to moderate purplish pink.

$10.00

PLUM PLEASING (Strawn ’93) M 3 to 3½' – has very pleasing flowers with purple-violet standards and styles and darker purple-violet falls having yellow signals.  (Valera x Neches Royalty).

$20.00

POPSIE (Hutchinson ’96) L 3½ to 4’ – a very cute, magenta-pink flower with an airy, amoena form.

$20.00

PRALINE FESTIVAL (Haymon '92) M 3' - a splendid, ruffled cream that is heavily veined and dusted rose-tan with yellow-gold signals.

$10.00

PRESIDENT HEDLEY (Mertzweiller '79) M 2½' - a spectacular, 6½", full deep yellow of flat form.

$10.00

PRICE REDMOND (Arny '70) MLa 3' - a very attractive magenta-rose with yellow signals.

$10.00

PRISTINE PRISS (Chenoweth '82) M 3' - a very nice, heavily ruffled, clear cream.

$10.00

PROFESSOR BARBARA* (Mertzweiller '92) M 2½ to 3' - a fine, 6", medium yellow with a slight bluish cast on the standards.  Named in honor of Mrs. Barbara Nelson, wife of Professor Ira S. Nelson (both of whom are legendary in the annals of Louisiana iris history).

$10.00

PROFESSOR CLAUDE* (Mertzweiller '75) M 3½' - this is a dark reddish purple tetraploid with 5Ύ" flowers that are flat and overlapping.  Very fine!  Honorable Mention 1977.

$10.00

PROFESSOR ELLIS* (Mertzweiller '87) M 3½' – a wonderful, large, lightly ruffled, blue-purple with light yellow signals.  Honorable Mention 1989.  Named in honor of Professor William Ellis Fletcher (one of the great horticulture professors during the good ole days at the University of Southwestern Louisiana).

$12.50

PROFESSOR FRITCHIE* (Mertzweiller '91) M 2½ to 3' - a beautiful, medium yellow that is admired in the garden.

$12.50

PROFESSOR IKE* (Mertzweiller '75) MLa 4' - a tetraploid having reddish purple, 6 to 6½ inch wide, flat to flaring flowers of tremendous substance with bright yellow signal patches.  Honorable Mention 1978.  Named in honor of Professor Ira "Ike" S. Nelson (A legend in his time and ours!).

$10.00

PROFESSOR JIM* (Mertzweiller '87) M 3½' - a large, medium red darker veins and bright yellow, steeple signals.  Honorable Mention 1989.  Named in honor of Professor Jim Foret (longtime Dean of the College of Agriculture at the then mecca of horticulture, USL).  Honorable Mention 1989.

$10.00

PROFESSOR MARTA MARIE* (Mertzweiller '92) M 2½ to 3' - a splendid, 6", rose-orchid self with greenish yellow signals.

$10.00

PROFESSOR NEIL* (Mertzweiller '92) M 3' - a large, very deep wine red tetraploid with pretty, large, brilliant yellow signals.  Named in honor of Neil Odenwald (author of many, many books on landscaping in the South).

$10.00

PROFESSOR PAUL* (Mertzweiller '82) M 3½' - a very pretty, lavender-blue-pink tetraploid of great substance with darker venation; greenish styles and short, yellow line signals.  Honorable Mention 1984.  Award of Merit 1988.

$10.00

PROFESSOR SIGMUND* (Mertzweiller '88) M 3½' - a dark red-violet self with brilliant yellow signals.  It is very fertile and a fine parent.

$10.00

RAGIN' CAJUN* (Durio '81) M 3' - a showy, 6", full, flat to slightly recurving, very dark violet self with a deep velvet pile and a distinct, ivory (very pale yellow) "halo" or edging on all floral parts.  The falls, standards, style arms and appendages are all broad and nicely ruffled.  It has a bright full canary-yellow signal patch.  An exciting parent for the tet breeder.  HM 1983.

$10.00

REAL TREASURE (Taylor '94) ML 3' - the rounded and ruffled, purple blooms are set off by yellow, star like signals on all falls.  It has soft, tufted styles.

$15.00

REBECCA GARBER (Granger '78) M 3' - an excellent bicolor with showy, white standards and lavender-blue falls during midseason.  Exhibition Certificate 1973.  Honorable Mention 1982.

$10.00

RED DAZZLER (Hale '69) M 2' - An especially pretty, well formed, brick red self that is hardy even in the Midwest.

$10.00

 

RED VELVET ELVIS (Vaughn ’97) EL 3’ – a ruffled, velvety textured, very dark red beauty with falls a little darker than the standards.

$10.00

RHETT (Dunn '82) M 2 to 2½' - a beautiful, large, mahogany red with yellow line signals.  Honorable Mention 1985.  Award of Merit 1987.

$10.00

RICH JEWEL (Morgan ’94) EM 32" – a superb, dark violet flower with large, yellow, steeple signals and pale red, style arms.

$15.00

ROKKI (Granger '81) M 1½' - this clone has beautiful, double, cream-chartreuse flowers.

$10.00

ROKKI ROCKWELL (Dorman '92) M 3' - a ruffled, medium yellow streaked with gold.  Falls have a slight brown overlay.

$10.00

ROLL CALL (MacMillan '75) EM 2½' - a flat, round, light violet-blue with green style arms and a large, triangular, white patch on the falls.

$10.00

ROYAL DANDY (Rowlan '91) ML 2½ to 3' - a splendid, amaranth purple with amaranth rose falls and a narrow, light pink edging and red, dagger signals with green edges.

$12.50

ROYAL VELOUR (Conger '54) M 2½' - this is a very attractive, velvety red-purple.

$10.00

RUTH HOLLEYMAN (Holleyman '54) L 4½' - this is a very pretty, large, soft blue self.  A collected form of Iris giganticaerulea.  Honorable Mention 1955.

$10.00

RUTH SLOAN (Sloan '84) M 3' - an excellent, full yellow self.

$10.00

SAM REDBURN (Granger '78) M 2½' - a very attractive, dark rose-red self.  Large blossoms on medium to short stalks.

$10.00

SAMURAI WISH* (Chenoweth '87) M 3' - has amber-white standards veined red-violet and light red-violet falls with large, yellow signals.

$10.00

SAUTERNE* (Durio '82) M to MLa 2½ to 3' - a very attractive, 6½", light yellow bi-tone tetraploid with broad segments and a flat to slightly recurved form.  The heavily diamond-dusted segments are tinted lavender and have lavender veining.  The nicely ruffled flowers have heavy substance and are presented artistically on the compact, well-proportioned plants.  Full, golden yellow line crests with yellow signal patches.  Light violet style arms with yellow edges and midribs.  A new color for tetraploid Louisiana iris and a fine parent for the tet breeder.

$10.00

SCAMP (Arny '73) M 3½' - a velvety, dark red with large, orange-yellow signals.  Vigorous!  Honorable Mention 1975.

$10.00

SCARLET LADY (Mertzweiller '82) M 3' - this is a clear cherry-red to scarlet beauty.

$10.00

SCREEN GEM (Arny ‘83) M 2½ - a lavender-pink self with a silver-white edging.

$10.00

SEA KNIGHT (Morgan '85) EM 2' - a lovely, very dark blue self with orange, line signals.

$10.00

SELENA (Taylor '91) M 3½ to 4' - a very nice, cream to greenish yellow with green veining.

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SERIOUSLY BLUE (Taylor '02) M 3½' - A choice blue with yellow signals.

$25.00

SIDOUX LEJEUNE (MacMillan '76) M 2½' - a very beautiful, compact growing iris with large, flaring, pale pink flowers that are shaded orchid and white.

$10.00

SIMPLE MELODY (Morgan '84) M 2½ to 3' - a large, copper-red self with huge, showy, yellow signals.

$10.00

SINFONIETTA (Raabe '87) EM 2½ to 3' - a gorgeous, wide, deep blue from Australia with bold, yellow signals.  Blooms from early to midseason.  Honorable Mention 1990.

$10.00

 

SOUTHDOWNS (O'Connor '92) EM 3' - a light pastel blue-purple with a white underlay.  Has creamy white style arms and orange line signals.  (Cajun Caper x unknown).

$15.00

SPANISH SUNRISE (Rowlan '91) ML 2½' - a showy, flat to flaring, Mars orange with burnt orange falls and maroon signals edged orange.  It has greenish styles and crests.

$15.00

STARLITE STARBRITE (Granger ’89) M 24" – a wonderful, large, white, cartwheel formed flower with a blue cast turning pure white.

$10.00

STREAKER (MacMillan '75) M 3½' - a very pretty, dark violet self with light streaking and gold signals.  Honorable Mention 1979.

$10.00

SUN FURY (Arny '80) MLa 2½' - a flaring to flat, light golden yellow self with greenish gold signals and greenish style arms.  Honorable Mention 1983.

$10.00

SUNNY ANGEL (Rowlan '89) ML 3' - a ruffled and semi-flaring, lemon yellow with green line signals, green styles and yellow crests.  Slightly sweet fragrance.

$12.50

SUNNY EPISODE (Rowlan '84) M 3' - a sun fast, ruffled yellow with green line signals.

$10.00

SUNNY MOOD (Rowlan '91) ML 3' - a very pretty, ruffled yellow with raised, green, line signals.

$10.00

SUNSHINE HALO (Durio '04) M 3 to 3½' - A heavy blooming iris that attracts lots of attention in our garden.  The standards are a light to full yellow with a broad, white, ruffled edging and deeper veining.  The style arms and appendages of 'Sunshine Halo' are bright yellow to chartreuse.  The falls are bright yellow with a large, ruffled, white edging; deeper veining and a green-gold line signal.  The 6 inch wide blooms are flat to flaring and are displayed nicely on the strong, well-branched scapes.  'Sunshine Halo' produces a bright spot in the garden.

$15.00

SWAMP FLAME (Mertzweiller '88) M 3' - has large, flat, bright red-orange flowers.

$15.00

 

SWAMP MONSTER* (Durio '02) ML 3½ to 4' - An awesome, large, flat, 7 to 8 inch wide, full, violet-blue self with deeper veining and yellow signals.  This tet is a strong, healthy grower and the stout, well budded stalks display the large blooms nicely.  'Swamp Monster' is a good performer and is well liked by garden visitors.  It is special to us and we hope that you like it too.  The deep green foliage holds up well during the hot, dry weather of late summer and fall.  'Swamp Monster' has great form and broad floral parts.  Very fertile and a fine parent for the tet breeder.  (seedling x Godzilla).

$15.00

SWAMP PIONEERS (Faggard '95) E 3' - A pretty, light peach with yellow signals.

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SWEET CAPRICE (Pryor, B '00) M 2 to 2½' - A ruffled, pastel pink with deeper pink falls.

$20.00

SWEET MIRIAM (Hutchinson '01) M 3 to 4' - A pretty pink with rose pink falls.

$20.00

TERESA MARGARET (Haymon '88) M 3½' - a splendid, large, light yellow veined green all over with green-cream styles.

$10.00

THE KAHN (Dorman '49) M 3' - a deep velvet red-violet-black with large, triangular, bright yellow signal patches.  Honorable Mention 1951.  Mary Swords Deballion 1955.

$10.00

THIS I LOVE (Chowning '76) M 2½' - a very attractive, deep orchid-rose self  with large, lance shaped, gold signals.  Has lots of flowers on low, well-branched stalks.  Honorable Mention 1977.  Junior Citation 1978.  Mary Swords Deballion 1979.

$10.00

TINA BOUDREAUX (Durio '01) M to ML 2½ to 3' - a very exciting, large, 7 to 8 inch wide, bi-tone violet iris with deeper veining and a prominent, white edging on the full violet falls.   The standards are a pretty, pale to light violet color.  The style arms are pale violet with light violet appendages.  The form of 'Tina Boudreaux' is flat and full and the blooms are nicely ruffled and serrated.  The signals are cream with green veining and it has a gold line crest.  It is a strong, healthy grower and the well budded stalks display the large blooms nicely.   'Tina Boudreaux' is a good performer that is well liked by garden visitors.  It is special to us and we hope that you will like it too.  (Clara Goula x Charles Arny III).

$25.00

TOKYO ROSE (Durio '81) EM 2 to 2½' - has pretty, large, 6", flat to slightly flaring, bright rosy red flowers with bright yellow signals and large, yellow signal patches.  It is a showy Louisiana iris that attracts lots of attention.

$10.00

TOTAL'S SWAMP RED (Durio '04) EM 3' - This is a superior form of Iris nelsonii collected southeast of Abbeville, Louisiana.  'Total's Swamp Red' is a dark cherry red self and much redder than any others that we have seen.  The standards, falls, style arms and appendages are all the same red color and it really stands out.  'Total's Swamp Red' has a narrow, yellow line signal that is hidden beneath the style arms.  We are using it to perpetuate this choice red color and thought that others might want to use it also.  It is named after the swamp in which it was found.

$25.00

TWIRLING BALLERINA (Rowlan '88) M 3' - a new color of pearl pink with a new type of signal - a cardinal-red, six-point, star signal.

$10.00

 

UPTOWN (MacMillan '75) MLa 3' - a beautiful, broad, round, flat violet-pink with yellow-cream signals.  Outstanding!

$10.00

URALBA GOLD (Raabe '79) M 2' - a very showy straw-yellow with violet veining.

$10.00

VALERA (Arny '80) M 2½' - a lightly ruffled, apricot-buff self.

$10.00

VERMILION QUEEN (Goula '93) E 46" - a beautiful, ruffled bi-tone with soft, butter gold falls and nearly white standards.

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VERMILION TREASURE (Haymon '88) M 3½' - an appealing red-violet veined darker with silver, serrated edges on the falls.  It has large, yellow sunburst signals.

$10.00

VICTORIA INN (Rowlan '87) EM 3 to 3½' - A lovely, ruffled, fuchsia-purple bitone.

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VOODOO MAGIC (Rowlan '87) EM 3 to 3½' - a lovely, bi-tone fuchsia-purple with ruffled, overlapping form.  Fuchsia styles and crests with large, yellow spray signals.

$10.00

VOODOO MUSIC (Rowlan '88) ML 2 to 2½' - a very handsome, ruffled violet-purple with large, creamy yellow, sunray shaped, signals.

$10.00

VOODOO RITE (Rowlan '89) ML 3' - an intense violet-red with a yellow, ray pattern and violet styles and crests.  Green in the throat with a slightly spicy fragrance.

$10.00

WALTER DUPRE III (Arny '70) M 3½' - a pretty, crimson self with yellow signals.

$10.00

W. B. MACMILLAN (Conger '52) M 3' - a fine, off-red flower much used in breeding.

$10.00

WELCOME CHANGE* (Durio '83) E to EM 2' - a delightful, 6½", flat to slightly recurving, tetraploid bicolor with lilac standards and light canary yellow falls.  The standards have a yellow midrib and yellow edging.  The falls are veined lavender.  The unopened buds are bright canary yellow.  It is moderately ruffled and has a cool lettuce-green throat.  Outstanding breeding potential.

$25.00

WHEELHOUSE (Conger '52) M 3' - a fine, off-red flower that is much used in breeding.

$10.00

WHITE TAIL (Durio ‘97) M 3’ - an exciting, large, 6 to 6½", white iris with a slight lavender cast and a pronounced, spicy fragrance.  The very flat, ruffled, white falls are tinted lavender and have a green signal.  The very ruffled, flaring, white standards have a light lavender cast; yellow-green veining and a large, yellow signal.  This is a very good performer and is well liked by garden visitors.  It is an easy grower and multiplies well.  (Alibi x Clara Goula).

$10.00

WHOOPING CHARLIE* (Durio '93) M 3 to 3½' - a very large and showy, 7 to 8", very deep rose-violet veined deeper with deep red-violet center stripes on both standards and falls. This dandy tetraploid has a pronounced, spicy fragrance and bright yellow signals.  "Whooping Charlie" is what some of our local people call the great blue heron, Ardea herodias.  The form is flat to slightly flaring and the standards are a little darker than the falls.  It has typical branching and good bud placement and is proving to be a splendid parent with lots of breeding potential.  (Decoy x Bozo).

$10.00

WILD CAJUN (Rowlan '89) M 2 to 2½' - a currant red with large, yellow, steeple signals.

$10.00

WINE COOLER* (Durio '83) M 2½ to 3' - this classic, ruffled, full to dark violet (purple) self exhibits outstanding branching from the ground on up with ten or more well-placed buds.  Some branches are almost as long as the main stalk.  The broad, flat form shows off the very broad segments.  The full violet style arms and appendages both have broad, yellow edging.  A boon to the tetraploid hybridizer.

$10.00

WINTER'S ENCORE (Rowlan '85) M 2½ to 3' - this cultivar has very beautiful, creamy white flowers overcast in pale violet with green signals.

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WISHBONE (MacMillan '77) M 3' - a pretty, large, 7", well formed, light yellow with heavy substance and broad, ruffled segments.  HM 1979.

$10.00

 

YELLOW FEVER (MacMillan '79) EM 3' - a ruffled and fluted, full yellow self.  HM 1981.

$10.00

YELOPONIE (MacMillan '76) EM 3' - a pretty, ruffled, light yellow of flaring form.  Green line crests and green style arms.  A favorite in the garden.  HM 1979.

$10.00

YUMMY (Durio '95) ML 2 to 2½' - a beautiful, heavily veined, full yellow, 5 to 6" iris with a slight, sweet fragrance.  The pretty, yellow standards are heavily veined and splashed with violet-blue.  The falls are an attractive, full yellow color and are heavily veined with violet-blue also.  It has dark yellow signals that compliment the coloring of the veining and splashing.  We feel that you will like this vigorous, strong, healthy grower.  (Harland K. Riley x Uralba Gold).

$15.00

ZYDECO (O'Conner '00) M 2 to 2½' - A wonderful, burnt orange with yellow signals.

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LOUISIANA IRIS SPECIES (Native Louisiana Iris)

 

These are strong divisions of nursery grown plants.  All are true to name.  Stock of most of the rarer sorts was originally obtained from collections of early Louisiana iris fanciers.  Most species are in short supply so all prices are net.

 

Iris brevicaulis (Iris foliosa) L 1½' - a late blooming Louisiana iris with deep blue to purple-blue flowers having yellow signals surrounded by white.  This iris has "zig-zag" bloom stalks and was common in south central Louisiana.

$10.00

Iris brevicaulis 'Alba' (Iris foliosa alba) - a collected white form from Frank Chowning.

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Iris brevicaulis 'Blue-Blue' - a selected form collected by Blue Boy in South Louisiana.

$12.50

 

Iris brevicaulis "Deep Blue" - a selected clone with deep blue flowers.

$12.50

Iris brevicaulis "Lavender" - a splendid, lavender flowered clone.

$12.50

Iris brevicaulis "Red" - a reddish selection found near Mire, Louisiana.

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Iris fulva (Copper iris - Red iris) EM 1½ to 3' - a showy, easy to grow iris with abundant bloom stalks carrying pretty, rusty red to deep red flowers above the foliage.  Common in much of the South and the Mississippi River Valley north up to Illinois.

$10.00

Iris fulva 'Bertha Fabel' - a pretty, purple-violet color variation found in Arkansas.

$10.00

Iris fulva 'Big Cane Maroon' - a beautiful, recurved, deep maroon self.

$10.00

Iris fulva "Bronze Red" - a large, bronzy red flowered form collected near Palmetto, Louisiana.

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Iris fulva 'Chocolate' - a pretty, bronzy-red-brown colored form.

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Iris fulva "Dwarf Red" - a cute plant that gets about 12 to 15" tall with small, red flowers from the Opelousas area.

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Iris fulva "Dwarf Terracotta" - a showy, dwarf (12") form with terracotta colored flowers.

$10.00

Iris fulva "Dwarf Yellow" - a delightful, bright clear yellow form.

$12.50

Iris fulva 'Galloway-Lanoke' - a very unique, pink-tan-brown form collected in Arkansas.

$12.50

Iris fulva 'Helena' - a lovely, yellow flowered form with pointed petals and sepals collected near Helena, Arkansas.

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Iris fulva 'Jeff's Giant' - a tall, stately clone with reddish flowers.

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Iris fulva 'Karandash' - a very unusual, collected form with narrow (pencil-like), floral parts.

$10.00

Iris fulva 'Little Red' - a unique, dwarf clone with small, reddish flowers.

$15.00

Iris fulva 'Lutea' - a yellow form collected near Marvel, Arkansas by Frank Chowning.

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Iris fulva ‘Marvel Gold' (Waddick, J '91) M 2' - A very pretty, collected, yellow self.

$10.00

 

Iris fulva 'Ouachita Half-moon' (Barham '05) - A small flowered, collected Iris fulva with red color and a yellow center.

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Iris fulva ‘Red Dazzler’ – an especially pretty, well formed, brick red self that is hardy even in the Midwest.

$10.00

Iris fulva "Tall Red" - a tall fulva with 4 or 5 bud positions   with 8 to 10 blooms per stalk.

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Iris fulva 'Thompson' - a terracotta colored clone from Richard Morgan of Arkansas.

$12.50

 

Iris fulva 'Toltel Indian Mounds' - a form with distinctly different, chocolate colored flowers that was collected near England, Arkansas.

$12.50

Iris fulva 'Wood's Red' - a nice red form collected in the wild near Waxia, Louisiana.

$15.00

Iris giganticaerulea - M 3½ to 4' - strong, stout, erect, easy to grow plants to 4 feet with large, attractive foliage to 1½" broad and large, violet-blue flowers to 6½" across.  The falls are up to 4" long with a yellow blotch and the standards have a greenish-white to white coloring.  Found naturally in the coastal marshland of Louisiana and the state's native wildflower.

$10.00

Iris giganticaerulea 'Alba' - a choice, white flowered form collected in the coastal marshes of southern Louisiana.

$10.00

 

Iris giganticaerulea 'Big Blue' - a very fine, large, deep blue flowered form collected in the marshes of southern Louisiana.

$12.50

Iris giganticaerulea "Light Blue" - a large, light blue selection found in the wild.

$20.00

 

Iris giganticaerulea "Pink" - a very well-formed, light rich pink.

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Iris hexagona - M 2½ to 3' - this species looks like a smaller version of Iris giganticaerulea and is more adaptable to various soil conditions.  Typically has bright blue flowers.

$15.00

Iris hexagona 'Alba' - a select, white flowered form from Florida.

$20.00

Iris hexagona "Deep Blue" - a very nice, deep blue from south Louisiana.

$10.00

Iris nelsonii (Abbeville Red) M 2 to 3' - (a presumed combination of Iris fulva, Iris giganticaereula, and probably Iris brevicaulis) - a naturally occurring, "stable" hybrid that has been given species ranking.  All were found in the swamps south of Abbeville, Louisiana.  The large, drooping, bright violet-red flowers have broad segments and are very attractive.  (LIMITED QUANTITIES).

$7.50

Iris nelsonii 'Abbeville Red' - a showy, large, bright reddish violet flowered selection from the wild.

$15.00

Iris nelsonii 'Abbeville Yellow' - an attractive, large, bright yellow flowered selection.

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Iris nelsonii "Good Red With Yellow Signals" - a collected, red flowered form with very prominent, yellow signals.

$20.00

Iris nelsonii "Live Oak Form" - a selected group of the red flowered form from Live Oak Plantation south of Abbeville, Louisiana.

$15.00

 

Iris nelsonii "Magenta Rose" - a pretty, magenta-rose flowered form with gold, line signals collected by W. B. MacMillan.

$10.00

Iris nelsonii 'Total's Swamp Red' - (Durio '04) EM 3' - This is a superior form of Iris nelsonii collected southeast of Abbeville, Louisiana.  'Total's Swamp Red' is a dark cherry red self and much redder than any others that we have seen.  The standards, falls, style arms and appendages are all the same red color and it really stands out.  'Total's Swamp Red' has a narrow, yellow line signal that is hidden beneath the style arms.  We are using it to perpetuate this choice red color and thought that others might want to use it also.  It is named after the swamp in which it was found.

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LITTLE CAILLET

LITTLE CAILLET* (Durio ’98) M 30" – This is a unique, "first ever" hybrid between a diploid Iris virginica and a tetraploid Louisiana iris. Iris virginica and Louisiana iris have never been successfully crossed before. This benchmark achievement is very fertile and sets many pods when pollinated. The seedlings are very strong and exhibit much vigor. The handsome foliage is much more attractive than that of either parent. The wonderful blooms are midway between the parents in virtually all characteristics. ‘Little Caillet’ was hybridized by Ken Durio and is named for Marie Caillet of Little Elm, Texas. Marie is a charter member of the Society for Louisiana Irises and the driving force behind numerous Louisiana iris publications including the first and second editions of The Louisiana Iris.

 

‘Little Caillet’ is a beautiful new iris. The handsome, 30 to 36", dark green foliage has maroon frosting near the ground and is basically evergreen with only a short, semi-dormant stage during cold winters. The strong, 2 to 3 foot tall, bloom scapes also display maroon frosting. It has one or two branches plus the terminal with several bud positions, each of which has 2 to 3 buds that open for a 6 to 8 week period right after the bearded iris have finished. The first blooms appear right around Easter in the Deep South. ‘Little Caillet’ should be hardy in zones 4 – 9. The exciting, 4½" blooms have full orchid blue standards with wisteria blue veins and a light lavender-blue edging. It has lilac style arms edged in white. The falls are wisteria blue with deeper veins and some light violet-blue between the veins. It has full, golden yellow and green signals with chocolate veining, a central chocolate stripe and chocolate edging. This breakthrough in hybridizing should lead to a new classification of iris in all colors. Iris virginica ‘Light Blue’ x Iris (tetraploid Louisiana) ‘Bayou Rouge’.

$10.00