■ (SPEC) Iris graeberiana Van Tub. ex Sealy
1950, Botanical author Van Tubergen ex Sealy
Iris graeberiana C. G. Van Tubergen
ex Sealy (Sealy, 1950, Turkestan); Subgenus Scorpiris (Juno)
, Height 6-14" (15-35 cm); 4-6 flowers, Blue, white crest, surrounded by pale heavily veined area. Ends of falls cobalt blue; Collected by Paul Graeber, in central asiatic Russia;
| The Iris Year Book 1948, p.97-98, illustration facing p. 131;
| A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;
| Sealy in Curtis's Botanical Magazine 167, t. 126 (1950).
Juno graeberiana (Sealy) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 150: 138 (1982).
Chromosome numbers & Gene Data
2n=50 Simonet 1952; 2n=48 Randolph 1954.
Ikinci,N., Hall,T., Lledo,L., Clarkson,J.J., Tillie,N., Seisums,A.,Saito,T., Harley,M. and Chase,M.W. "Molecular phylogenetics of the juno irises, Iris subgenus Scorpiris (Iridaceae), based on six plastid markers". Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 167 (3), 281-300 (2011)
Iris graeberiana has the following named varieties; 'Kara Kum Desert Juno', 'White Fall', 'Yellow Fall'
, 'Blue Lips'
, 'Blue Ruffles'
graeberiana X albomarginata
Distribution & Cultivation
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