■ (SPEC) Iris samariae Dins. or 'Samariae'
(John Edward Dinsmore
, 1933, Bayta, Palestine). Section Oncocyclus ,
28" (70 cm). Early bloom. Color Code-Y8D. Flower resembling I. lortetii
, but larger, 12 cm in diameter, and falls wider, not strongly reflexed, with larger dots, 4-5 x 6-7 cm, narrowed slightly to a very short haft, purple-lined and dotted on a creamy ground; spot small, dark-brown, hairs red-brown on a white ground. Standards 6.5 cm, orbicular with a short claw, lined with dark-pink, dark-brown at the base; style branches 5 cm, reddish-brown, the crests purple-dotted, recurved.
| Iris samariae Dinsm. in G.E.Post, Fl. Syria, ed. 2, 2: 598 (1933).
| As Iris samariae Dinsm. now a variety of Iris lortetii. (Iris lortetii W. Barbey). Iris lortetii variety samariae has no cultivars other than 'Samariae' now Iris lortetii var. samariae (Dinsm.) Feinbrun, Fl. Palaestina 4: 121 (1986).
As Iris samariae
it has been involved in the following crosses: 'Amboy Agate', 'Ashkol', 'Bedouin Queen', 'Marganit', 'Tirat Tsvi'
¼ Iris samariae
crosses: 'April Apogee', 'Mansions Of Light', 'Nomad's Child', 'Pastel Lady', 'Thine The 'Glory', 'Tzor'.
Distribution and Cultivation
| Distribution: Region:
| Cultivation: seems to be the same as most bearded irises with perhaps a special emphasis on good drainage
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