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■ (SPEC) Iris munzii R. C. Foster

1938, Botanical author R.C. Foster

_Iris munzii_ R. C. Foster (Robert C. Foster, R. 1938, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tulare County, Calif.); Section Limniris, Series Californicae, Height 30" (75 cm); From pale blue or lavender to deep reddish purple, noted for having some of the bluest colors in Iris. Description in Mimeograp. pamphlet, Gray Herb. Harvard Univ. 22 Dec. 1938;

See below:
Iris munzii-14a.jpgIris munzii-20a.jpgIris munzii-21a.jpgIris munzii-3a.jpgIris munzii-5a.jpgIris munzii-6a.jpgIrismunzii01.jpgIrismunzii02.jpgIrismunzii03.jpgIrismunzii05.jpgIrismunzii06.jpgIrismunzii07.jpgIrismunzii08.jpgMUNZS IRIS I4C2 SW.jpg
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References:

Description in Mimeograp. pamphlet, Gray Herb. Harvard Univ. 22 Dec. 1938;
In the 1939 checklist it was registered as MUNZII as probably a form of Iris tenax but it is now considered species. [Iris munzii R. C. Foster].
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Variations

Iris munzii has the following selected varieties. ‘Munzii' ‘Sierra Sapphire' ‘Sierra Sapphire Third' Rio Tulare', Sierra Stars' ----

Hybrids

¼ Iris munzii crosses
‘Blue Cockatiel' ‘Claremont Big Sky' ‘Claremont Blue Jay' ‘Claremont Bluebird' ‘Claremont Dark Violet' ‘Claremont Royal Purple' ‘Claremont Sierra Blue' ‘Claremont Springtime' ‘Claremont Trailblazer' ‘Esperanto' ‘Lindo' ‘Mayor' ‘Pacheco' ‘Rio Del Mar' ‘Soquel Cove' ‘Western Bluebird' ----

Distribution and Cultivation

Distribution: The distribution of the species gives clues as to its cultural requirements, although plants in cultivation can often tolerate a wider range of variables: The species is found in the following region:Bonap's North American Plant Atlas shows the following map reproduced by permission of Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2015. Taxonomic Data Center. (http://www.bonap.net/tdc). Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2015. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]
Cultivation;

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-- Main.RPries - 2010-02-11
  • Spencer Westbrook donated an image showing blue petal color, which feature makes this species very desirable in hybridizing PCIs. -- KathleenSayce - 19 Jan 2012 *
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Iris_munzii-14a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-14a.jpg manage 68 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:49 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Iris_munzii-20a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-20a.jpg manage 78 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:50 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Iris_munzii-21a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-21a.jpg manage 69 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:50 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Iris_munzii-3a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-3a.jpg manage 73 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:47 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Iris_munzii-5a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-5a.jpg manage 78 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:48 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Iris_munzii-6a.jpgjpg Iris_munzii-6a.jpg manage 68 K 08 Jun 2011 - 20:48 Main.ksayce Iris_munzii
Irismunzii01.jpgjpg Irismunzii01.jpg manage 47 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii02.jpgjpg Irismunzii02.jpg manage 50 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii03.jpgjpg Irismunzii03.jpg manage 58 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii05.jpgjpg Irismunzii05.jpg manage 71 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii06.jpgjpg Irismunzii06.jpg manage 57 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:58 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii07.jpgjpg Irismunzii07.jpg manage 43 K 19 Sep 2014 - 01:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
Irismunzii08.jpgjpg Irismunzii08.jpg manage 67 K 19 Sep 2014 - 01:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Adele and Lewis Lawyer
MUNZS_IRIS_I4C2_SW.jpgjpg MUNZS_IRIS_I4C2_SW.jpg manage 50 K 19 Jan 2012 - 01:12 Main.ksayce Photo by Spencer Westbrook
Topic revision: r10 - 27 Feb 2019, Betsy881
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