IRIS LAEVIGATA (WATER IRIS)
Attractive flowers in May and smooth wide green foliage to 2½'.
(Likes lots of moisture and acid soil - will also grow in water)
Handle much like Louisiana iris in sun or shade.
ALBA - double white (6-petaled) form with lilac tracing on styles.
ALBOPURPUREA COLCHESTERENSIS – has deep blue flowers with a narrow, white edging on all six petals. Flowers of flat form, being double or all "falls". Likes very moist soil.
ALBOPURPUREA MONSTROSA - a taller form of the above with lighter flowers having a broader white edging.
REGAL (from England) – rose-magenta flowers with flaring falls and upright standards.
ROYAL CARTWHEEL (Reid ‘81) – 1½ to 2’ – flat formed deep navy blue with a tiny white splash down the middle of the falls.
SEMPERFLORENS – this is a deep blue-violet with upright standards and pendant falls.
SHADOW HALO (Reid ’00) M 1½ to 2’ – the flowers possess flared, upright, white standards having lavender-blue center lines and broad, pendant, white falls with lavender-blue halos.
VARIEGATED – this is probably the favorite iris of all garden visitors with its beautifully variegated foliage with vertical strips of green and white plus the extremely handsome, cobalt blue flowers.
VARIEGATED TOO – this is another, choice, variegated clone. It has taller foliage and scapes but is just as beautifully variegated. The flowers are a bright red-violet instead of cobalt blue..