Monday, May 21, 2012

Iris comparison

I happened to be out in the orchid fields the other day and noticed some yellow flag irises flowering. Having shared "ivory" last week I thought a comparison with the species might be interesting so here it is.....


Although I grow cultivars of this species I'm not sure whether I don't prefer the pure form more with it's bright colouration and it's big broad bib.

 yellow flag iris

Here's ivory taken on the same day. Note the much narrower bib - as far as I know this is not a hybrid but rather just a colour morph.

I have at least one more cultivar coming in to flower so there will likely be more comparisons to come.

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