GENERAL CATALOGUE LISTING
LOUISIANA IRISES FROM A TO G
BLUE MOUNTAIN MIST - a wonderful Australian-bred 'classic' Louisiana iris.
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EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN THE CYBER CATALOGUE
Irises have their own descriptive terminology and the explanations of terms listed below are provided here to assist those of you who are new to irises, so that you can better understand the descriptions noted below a little better.
Standard = is really a bearded iris term, but one that is used in a general manner here to describe the three petals of a Louisiana iris which are on top of the lower petals of an open bloom. In most cases, 'standards' are smaller than the lower petals, which are called 'falls'.
Falls= also a bearded iris term, but one that is used here in a general manner to describe the three petals of a Louisiana iris which are usualy larger in size and generally seen under the 'standards' on an open bloom. Falls can sometimes open outwards and then downwards - like a bearded iris.
E = blooms early in the bloom season. M = blooms in the middle of the season and L = blooms later in the season. Re = can re-bloom in autumn and winter as well as in the spring. The actual timing of your own bloom season will vary on where your garden is located. The bloom sequencing in this website are as per the timing of flowers in our garden in Sydney.
Self = a flower with all of its petals being the same colour.
Bitone= a flower with three petals being one tone and three petals being another tone of the same basic colour.
Bicolor= a flower with three petals being one specific colour and three petals being another specific colour.
Rim= the outer edge of the petal (also known as a 'halo' in the USA and an 'edge' in other countries).
Reverse= the colour found on the underside of petals and the only colour that can be seen on an unopened flower.
Style Arms= the three bracts which cover the pollen sacks. They are a very distinctive attribute on Louisiana irises (and most other beardless irises) as they are very clearly seen on an open flower. Style Arms can bear a different colour to the petals, have a different colour on the centre midrib, the tips, the outer edges of the arms or even at the base. They are sometimes just referred to as 'styles'.
Signals= these come in a variety of shapes and sizes on Louisiana irises and are generally described as being a 'line, steeple, blotch or raised'. Some have an outline or 'eyeliner' of a contrasting colour and others have a multiple combination of different types. Originally signals were only found on the 'falls' and indicated to the bees where the pollen sacks could be found on an open flower. These days many modern hybrids have signals on all petals. If the signals are identical on all petals, then they are referred to as a 'star signal pattern'.
Spray, Blush = different types of effects on the petals. Their names really do describe the various effects well.
Water Sprite= this is a term created by us to describe the range of shorter-growing varieties which we have been specifically developing for the last decade or so. These are well suited to smaller gardens or placed in the front of regular-height varieties. They grow in exactly the same way and generally have the same vigour and overall good garden attributes as the regular-height varieties. However, the Water Sprite varieties generally grow no higher than 90 cm. Flowers are usually more petite as well so that the overall effect of a flowering stalk is still in proportion to the flower size etc. We have tried to use purely whimsical names for the Water Sprite varieties because real water sprites are impish folk who generally inhabit small pools.
LOUISIANA IRIS LISTING FROM A to G
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* AFTER THE NAME DENOTES THAT THERE IS A PHOTO AVAILABLE OF THE CULTIVAR ON THIS PAGE.
ALICIA CLARE (left), ANN HORDERN (centre) and CRUSHED ICE (right)
ALICIA CLARE * (B. Pryor, 2000, 76 cm, M) WATER SPRITE variety. Highly ruffled, creamy-lemon self with perfect form. Pale yellow style arms. A quick increaser with great garden presence. Name for one of our neices. AU $12
AMANDA GRAINGER. (H. Pryor, 2010, )Standards pastel creamy-white with very fine lime-yellow line signal. Style arms pastel lemon, blushed cyclamen-pink with strong lemon-yellow tips. Falls pastel lemon, blushed mid pink to the petal edges with a bright green, raised steeple signal with a red surround at the signal tips. Very ruffled flowers. Mature blooms medium pink. VERY LIMITED SUPPLY. AU $20
ANN HORDERN * (H. Pryor, 1997, 102 cm, M-L) Pale lemon self with deep pink petal rim and rind pink veining. Lemon-yellow style arms. The entire bloom changes to pink after the second day. Named for my dearest friend. AU $12
BLUE MOUNTAIN MIST * (B Pryor. 2009. 71 cm M-L) What a stunner! What a quick increaser! What a great cultivar! Standards and Falls are pale sky-blue with a fine white rim (or 'halo') and white petal reverse. Style arms are ice-blue with white tips. The Falls also feature a yellow blotch signal, which is overlaid with a golden-orange steeple signal. Highly ruffled, multi-budded stalks of show quality. It's already a champion cultivar - before it has been released! Blue Mountain Mist is the winner of the John Betts Medal from the West Australian Iris Society's trial garden for the best cultivar in the trial garden. Our Premier Water Sprite release for 2009/2010. AU $15
FROTH & BUBBLE (left), DAINTY LACE (centre) and DISTANT MUSIC (right)
BOLD GAMBLE * (H. Pryor, 2010) Very dark violet-blue petals all feature a lime-green steeple signal which is overlaid a white 'blotch' or thumbprint signal. The beautiful 'star' signal pattern really sets off the deep dark violet petals! Style arms are dark red-violet with pure white edges. Large, rounded and ruffled flowers are a real stand-out in the garden. VERY LIMITED SUPPLIES. AU $20
CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART * (H. Pryor, 97 cm M) The sweetest lavender self with white rim and darker veining. White style arms with a violet blush and golden signals on the falls create a lovely image. LIMITED SUPPLIES AU $12
CRUSHED ICE * (H. Pryor, 1997, 100 cm, E-M) A beautiful, classically pure white self with yellow signals. Outstanding growth and vigour with stalks that stay erect during even the strongest winds. The best white available today. AU $12
DAINTY LACE * (H. Pryor, 2000, 122 cm, M) A petite, pure white self with white style arms. Pronounced triangular flower shape. Great increaser and wonderful garden plant. Dainty ruffling. AU $12
DISTANT MUSIC * (J. Hutchinson, 2007, 112 cm, E-M) Lovely rosy-lavender standards and darker falls show off this ruffled cultivar to perfection. We think that this is one of Janet's finest hybridising achievements. Sorry, currently sold out until 2013/14 season.
ELAINE'S WEDDING (left), EXPLODING STAR (centre) and EDNA GRACE (right)
FOR DAD (left), FROM THIS MOMENT (centre) and BLUE MOUNTAIN MIST (right)
EDNA GRACE * (H. Pryor, 2010. 84cm, M-L & Re-blooming.) All petals are the palest ice-blue, with a deeper flush at the petal edges and white petal reverse. All petals feature a star patterned olive-lime steeple signal which has a white luminata surround. The style arms are pale lemon, tipped ice blue. Flowers are very ruffled with a sweet fragrance. This cultivar can re-bloom in the autumn/early winter, which makes it a great garden performer. Show quality stalks complete the picture. Named for our dear friend, Dr. Edna Grace Claunch who is a fellow member of the Society for Louisiana Irises and who lives in Rochester, NY, USA. Proudly our Premier Release for the 2010/2011 Season.LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE. AU $20
ELAINE'S WEDDING * (B. Pryor, 1998, 75 cm, E-M) WATER SPRITE variety. A soft lavender bitone of petite proportions. The white styles are blushed lavender. Compact growth and cute flowers make this a must for the romantic gardener. AU $12
EXPLODING STAR * (H. Pryor, 2007, 97 cm, E-M) A dazzling, mid-orange self with file lemon rim. Ruffled blooms recurve with age, giving the older flowers a new dimension. LIMITED SUPPLIES. AU $15
FROTH AND BUBBLE * Water Sprite Variety. (B. Pryor, 2010. 85 cm, E-M) All petals are a pale apricot-brandy with the Standards featuring a rasied yellow steeple signal and the Falls featuring a yellow blotch signal, overlaid with a raised golden signal outlined in pure brandy. Style arms are brandy with a golden midrib. Heavily ruffled flowers are in abundance. An established clump has flowers in such abundance that it can look like a horticultural 'caramel milkshake' - hence the quirky name! LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE. AU $18
FOR DAD * (H. Pryor, 1998, 100 cm, M-L & Re) Absolutely fabulous, clear yellow self with round flower form, frilly petal edges, great bud-count and is considered by many to be the ultimate yellow Louisiana iris cultivar available today. The ruffled blooms feature style arms of a slightly darker colouration than the petals. An outstanding all-round cultivar which can also re-bloom in the autumn and winter. This one will always be one of our personal favourites. EXTREMELY LIMITED STOCK. AU $12
FORTUNE FINDER * (H. Pryor, 2004, 99 cm, E-M). You'll shout Eureka when this beauty blooms in your garden! This almost blindingly-bright lemon-yellow bitone eatures fine violet veining when first open. By the 2nd and 3rd days the standards have changed to ivory-white and bloom has turned into a bright lemon amoena. Styles are the same colour as the falls. Lots of buds and branches make an established clump really stand out in the garden. AU $12
FROM THIS MOMENT * (H. Pryor, 1999, 76 cm, E-M) Pretty, mid-pink standards with ruby-red signals. Ruby-rose falls with large golden blotch signal. Petite, ruffled blooms in great abundance. AU $12
AMANDA GRAINGER (left) CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART (centre) and FORTUNE FINDER (right)
This page was updated on 29 JANUARY 2013