Reticulate irises 2015

Submitted by penstemon on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 14:48

Almost stepped on this. There are others about to open but I never know what's going to happen tomorrow.

Iris reticulata KPPZ 90-160. 


Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 16:51

Wonderful!  What is the significance of the letters and numbers behind the name... a particular seed-collecting expedition?

It will be some time here yet for the garden center varieties I have - looks like early to mid-May, from my photo records.

Yes, a seed-collecting expedition; can't remember who the letters stand for. Oh. Kammerlander, Pasche, Persson, and Zetterlund. From Göteborg. 

There are a couple of others here, but now under about 10cm of snow. 

Here's KPPZ 90-152, but taken last year. 

And six months later we have "retics" flowering here!


Iris GeorgeIris George

'Violet Beauty', but the color is not captured correctly by my photography!

Iris Violet BeautyIris Violet Beauty

This old hybrid 'JS Dijt' has also been enjoyed by the local slugs!

Iris J.S.Dijt



[quote=Lori S.]

Lovely!  Isn't spring wonderful?


Officially not for another 2 weeks here, Loricheeky

Except that this one is called 'Springtime'

Iris SpringtimeIris Springtime

Very similar is 'Clairette' - the only difference I can see is less of a yellow "tongue",

Iris Clairette

'Harmony' is one of the both popular here in Australia,

Iris Harmony

and recently we've been able to get its sport 'Alida' - the second pic taken a day after the first!

Iris AlidaIris Alida



Submitted by Cockcroft on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:48

In reply to by Fermi

Lovely to see the irises, Fermi.  In the last couple of years, the slugs have shredded blooms on my plants despite baiting.  So it's especially nice to see yours.


Hi Claire,

yes, slugs are the bane of the spring garden! They totally destroyed 'Blue Ice', the only Alan McMurtrie ( hybrid that was looking like flowering this year!angry Sometimes it looks like we have blue colored gravel with the amount we have to use, though we try not to use poisons around the food crops - fortunately we don't intend eating our iris!cheeky

Here's a pic of a little clump of 'George' taken a few days ago,

Iris 'George'



Submitted by Susan ITPH on Sat, 03/26/2016 - 19:41

Here is Iris reticulata 'Eye Catcher', an Alan McMurtrie cross in my 2016 spring garden.