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BEARDLESS IRIS
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  The table below lists varieties of beardless Iris currently in production.  Stock fluctuates from
season to season, and some varieties perform better in containers than others do, just as with
bearded selections.  An availability listing will appear soon, but in the meantime, please drop us a
line
here for current availability.  All variety names appearing in blue have a current photo (some
are better than others...my apologies for any that aren't exactly stellar in quality).  Click the link to
view.  

Beardless Iris types we grow:
Confusa (Bamboo)
Ensata (Japanese)
Louisiana
Sibirica (Siberian)

As a general rule, beardless Iris tend to be more tolerant of occasional wetness than bearded
varieties, with the Louisiana types being about the closest to a "water Iris" as it gets...with the
exception of Iris pseudacorus ("yellow flag").  I. pseudacorus is classified as invasive in many
areas, so it's not one we offer.  Unlike their bearded cousins, the selections found here prefer to
have their rhizomes (the thickened bulblike structures between the bases of the leaf fans and the
actual fibrous roots) below the soil line.  They also bloom generally as the bearded varieties
wane, which can increase the length of Iris season in your landscape.
Variety
Type
Hybridizer/
Year Introduced
Height
Bloom
Time
Description
S=Standards; F=Falls
Angel Mountain
Ensata
Bauer, B/Coble, J; 2000
40"
Mid
S/F-white, sanded blue/violet toward center
around white halo and rays, yellow signal
August Emperor
Ensata
Marx, W; 1962
57"
Late
Double red-violet self (stds and falls are the
same color), yellow signal
Baby Sister
Sibirica
McEwan, C; 1986
6"
Mid
S-violet blue; F-violet blue with darker veins,
white signal
Bamboo
Species Iris
(SPEC) Confusa
Collected by Sealy,
J.R.; 1937
60"
Mid
S-white; F-white w/ blue-violet spotted halo
around yellow crest; style arms flushed blue
Black Gamecock
Louisiana
Chowning, F; 1980
24"
Late
S/F-blue-black (self--see description of August
Emperor above), narrow gold signal
Crystal Halo
Ensata
Marx, W; 1959
48"
Mid
S/F-lavender, penciled purple, broad white
margin, yellow signal
Kabluey
Sibirica
Bauer, B/Coble, J; 1999
30"
Mid
S-(numbering 12-15) dark blue/violet; F-(9-12)
dark blue/violet, white blaze, yellow throat
Rigamarole
Sibirica
Bauer, B/Coble, J; 2000
34"
Mid
S-light pink/lavender (flower carries 9+); F-9+,
lavender, light pink edges, yellow signal
Ruffled Velvet
Sibirica
McEwen, C; 1973
22"
Mid to Late
S-velvety reddish-purple; F-a shade darker,
ruffled
Sparkling Rose
Sibirica
Hager, B; 1968
38"
Mid
S-rose/mauve; F-same as stds (self), slight blue
flash at tip of veined signal
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Last updated: 29 December, 2018