(SPEC) Iris iberica Hoffm.

Iris iberica 1808, Botanical author Hoffman

Iris iberica Hoffm. (Georg Franz Hoffman, 1808, Transcaucasus); Section Oncocyclus; Height 6-8" (15-20 cm); S3M; Flowers dark purple-brown and white or yellowish brown and blue; Standards white or creamy white or tinged blue with faint dots and veins of purplish brown; falls yellowish white with central black-purple signal surrounded by thick brownish purple veins; beard of short purplish brown hairs;

References: Gartenflora p.3 1863; Desc. Pl. Iber. in Comm. Soc. Phys. Mosc. 1: 41. 1808; The Garden Volume X; p.526, 1876, colored plate; Probably introduced 1872; La Belg. Hort. 23: 35. 1873; Revue Horticole 45: 370. 1 Oct. 1873, illustrated in color; -Van H. 1875; Van T. 1900; 1909; Dammann 1901; Van W, 1906; Yr. Bk., I.S.(E.) 42. 1933; F.C.C., R.H.S. 1870, shown by Ware; syn. Iberian Iris; Demawendica; Iris georgica Gueldenstadt?; Iris helena C. Koch; Iris heylandica Boise?;

Synonyms; Oncocylus ibericus Siemss.; Iris susiana Zeller;

Chromosome counts: 2n=20-Delauney 1928; 2n=20-Simonet 1932; 2n=20-Awishai & Zohary 1980.

Iris iberica Hoffm. Range of botanical variation:

  • subsp. iberica
  • subsp. elegantissima (Sosn.) Fedor. & Takht
      • forma elegantissima
      • forma florida-citrina
      • forma ornatissima
      • forma splendida
      • forma tamamschjan Grossheim
  • subsp. lycotis
    • var. heterochroa; Grossh.
    • var. lycotis Grossh.
    • var. magnifica Grossh.
    • var. pardus Grossh.
    • var. pantera Grossh
    • var. robudtasorun Matv
Iris iberica cultivars:
'Bellii', 'Elegantissima', 'Heterochroa', 'Iberica Aurea', 'Iberica Cremea', 'Iberica Flavissima', 'Iberica Ochracea', 'Iberica Van Houtteii', 'Insignis', Lycotis, 'Lycotis Magnifica', 'Lycotis Pardus', 'Lycotis Typica', 'Pantera', 'Perryana', 'Robudtasorun', 'Robusta'.

Iris iberica crosses:

Iris iberica crosses: 'Alpine Halo', 'Anine', 'Ardimac', 'Argyll Lass', 'Aril Lady', 'Aruna', 'Beautiful Dreamer', 'Bethel Queen', 'Capitola', 'Cinna Mac', 'Clouded Moon', 'Coalbrookdale', 'Dance Of Spring', 'Don Ricardo', 'Eila', 'Mistress Perry', 'H. Denis', 'Hidden Secret', 'Hoogimac', 'Lady Mohr', 'Lassen Peak', 'Little Lena', 'Love Conquers All', 'Moonchild', 'Morera', 'My Cap', 'Mystery Guest', 'Oyez', 'Persian Embroidery', 'Persian Pattern', 'Persian Royalty', 'Persian Twotone', 'Petite Sirrah', 'Precious Memories', 'Radiant Smile', 'Sea Bass', 'Silver Charm', 'Some Love', 'Somewhere', 'Susimac', 'Violet Splashes', 'Wee Piper'.

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Topic revision: r26 - 2013-12-05 - BobPries
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