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Iris Blue Denim

By Warburton – 1958

I just love the color of this historic Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB) Iris. It’s a true sky blue, the ruffled falls and standards are the same color but there is noticeable darker blue veining throughout and a yellow beard for accent.  This Iris pumila is about 12 inches tall and is great for the rock garden or front of the border.

Parentage:  ‘Great Lakes ‘ X ( ‘April Morn’ x unknown)

$5.00
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Iris Cardinal

By Bliss, 1919

At three feet, this tall bearded iris is a Dominion seedling. It has perfect form and velvety texture.  Lavender standards and rose purple falls accented with yellow beards and white penciling, make this old but really good iris one to have in your garden.  It is well branched and so it blooms for a long period. Zone 3.

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Daylily Rajah

By Stout – 1935

daylily-rajah-and-date-book1This historic daylily is a rusty orange with a red eye-zone and creamy mid-ribs above a yellow throat.  It is a mid-season re-bloomer and a dormant diploid which is fairly tall at 36 inches and sports 4 ½ inch flowers.

Parentage: (Mikado × Red sdlg)

$6.00
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Daylily Jean

By McDade-Schreiner – 1943

daylily-jean1I love this historic daylily.  It has coloration similar to the classic “Frans Halls” with red/orange petals alternating with gold petals. It was actually breed more than 10 years before it’s more widely known look alike. There is a creamy gold mid-rib on the red petals of this dormant diploid. This is where the similarities end however. This plant is prized for its height at 38 inches tall, and because it is very late.  The petals are also longer, enough that it can be categorized as an unusual form. The plant won the AHS award of merit in 1951.

$10.00

Daylily Frans Halls

By Flory – 1955

This historic daylily was named for the old Dutch painter Frans Halls who’s famous work “The Laughing Cavalier” surely inspired the name. The bi-colored flowers of bright rusty orange/red alternating with solid gold surely brings a happy chuckle to the garden. This classic mid to late season bloomer holds 4 ½ flowers atop 24 inch well branched scapes. A dormant diploid, it is also a heavy bloomer, a good grower, and sports a creamy yellow midrib on the red petals.

Parentage: (Baggette × Cornell)

$7.00
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Iris Neglecta

Collected by Hornemann – 1813

This Historic TB Iris is something of an enigma. If I remember the story goes that it was originally thought to be a species I. Neglecta but some believe that it was a naturally occurring hybrid between I. variegata and I. pallida or possibly I variegata and sambucina. There are multiple species of iris growing wild around the Mediterranean and it is uncertain if they are varieties or hybrid crosses of each other.  It was first sold commercially by Biltmore Nursery Iris Catalog in 1912. This little guy has probably under gone some natural selection over the last 200 years as well because you will notice that varieties of this selection sold by different sources are often not exactlyIris Neglecta (3)1 alike. To confuse things even more the title “Neglecta” has come to be used to name a “class” of iris that have a bi-tone color pattern featuring blue and white. Characteristics that this iris should show include dark rich purple falls that are netted with white and lavender standards. The beards are yellow. By today’s standards these would most likely be considered Miniature Tall Bearded. Although they are 2.5 feet tall the flowers are smaller than modern Tall Bearded Iris. They have a delicate form that is beautiful in a light wind.

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Daylily Stella De Oro

Daylily Stella de Oro

Daylily Stella de Oro

ht. 12″ – zone 3
Early mid-season, re-blooming, extended season, slightly fragrant.
She is a classic and still a great performer.
Bright yellow
dormant, diploid

We also have a clump price for this one.

$5.00

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Iris Honorabile

The original Honorabile was hybridized by lemon 1840 and came from France.

This historic plant is a intermediate bearded that stands about 18” and is hardy and prolific. The standards are golden yellow and the falls are flecked bronze and mahogany on a yellow background.

Several sports have developed from Honorabile including Joseph’s Coat, Kaleidoscope, Shersin-Wright and Sans Souci. There has been much discussion in the trade over the last few years regarding which is the real Honorabile. Some think that the original had darker falls and that the iris that is commonly sold as Honorabile is actually Sans Souci. In any case, this is one that will be around for many years to come.

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Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

By Sass-McDade – 1933

Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

Iris Eleanor Roosevelt

This intermediate bearded iris is dark violet blue with white beards, we call it electric blue.

She is a Historic Iris is about 20” tall and wow; she is very reliable, vigorous, prolific and hardy. The stems don’t tip like some of the taller ones do. She is one of the first to bloom, in May, and then does some re-blooming during the rest of the iris season.

Awards: Honorable Mention 1936, Award of Merit 1937.

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Iris California Gold

By Mohr; 1933

Historic tall bearded (TB); 2 ½-3 feet tall; zone 3

Golden yellow standards, falls and beards with white markings on the hafts.

$6.00

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