(SPEC) Iris laevigata Fischer

Iris laevigata 1837, Botanical author Fischer

Iris laevigata Fischer (Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, 1837, E. Asia, China, Japan); Series Laevigatae. Height 24-36" (60-90 cm); Blue-purple or white; Fischer in Turcz. Cat. Baik. 1119, 1837;

References: Curtis's Botanical Magazine 100: tab. 6132. 1874 , illustrated in color[Sic] probably confused with Japanese Iris; Wallace 1934; Hocker 1937; Starker 1939; A.M., R.H.S. 1916; AA clxi.; The true Iris laevigata of Botanists was rare in cultivation; most of the plants passing under this name were Iris ensata (Formerly Iris Kaempferi); Fig. 21. Waddick & Zhao, Iris of China, 1992, illustrated in color; syn. Rabbitear Iris; Kakitsubata (Japanese name); aestva, Pallas: Maachki, Maxim.

Chromosome counts: 2n=28, 2n=32, Kazao, 1928, 2n=32, Sokolovskaya, 1966; 2n=34, Banerji, 1970; 2n=34, Sharma, 1970, 2n=32, Yab. & Yama, 1980; 2n=32 Doronkin 1984; 2n=32, Yabuya 1984; 2n=32, Nishikawa 1985; 2n=28, Mao & Xue, 1986.

Only varieties which Dr. Horinaka suggests are still available have been included, from The Pictorial Book of Iris Laevigata by Akira Horinaka. Translations thanks to Clarence Mahan. Relatively few varieties have been registered.

Iris laevigata varieties
'Aisome-Gawa', 'Akaikawa', 'Akebono', 'Alba', 'Albopurpurea', 'Albopurpurea Monstrosa', 'Amanokawa', 'Aoinagisa', 'Aoitori', 'Asukaji', 'Atropurpurea', 'Benikiren', 'Blue Beauty', 'Blues In Style', 'Colchesterensis', 'Datemurasaki', 'Dorothy', 'Dorothy Robinson', 'Elegant', 'Elegante', 'Finlay Cameron'; 'Fuiriba', 'Gekko', 'Ginga', 'Gomahoshi', 'Goshobeni', 'Goshomurasaki', 'Goshomurasaki'; 'Hakka'; 'Hakuchounouta'; 'Hakuryo'; 'Harugasumi', 'Hashime', 'Hekiun' 'Herald Blue', 'Hoshikage', 'Hosinoyo', 'Hotogisu', 'Imamurasaki', 'Jacutensis'; 'Jester's Motley', 'Kachikawa', 'Kakitsubata', 'Kitaguni', 'Kokuryo-Nishiki', 'Kourinjiro', 'Kozonoyuki', 'Kozutsumi', 'Kujaku', 'Kujakuhime', 'Laevigata Alba'; 'Laevigata Albopurpurea'; 'Laevigata Atropurpurea'; 'Laevigata Plena (Sic)', 'Laevigata Semperflorens', 'Laevigata Variegata', 'Liam Johns'; 'Lilacina', 'Maikujaku', 'Maizuru', 'Megami', 'Midnight', 'Midnight Wine', 'Momiji no Nishiki', 'Monstrosa' 'Mori-No-Shita', 'Mottled Beauty', 'Murakumo', 'Murasame', 'Niagara', 'Noubeni', 'Nuragarasu', 'Nure-garasu', 'Nuresagi', 'Nuri-garasu', 'Odiham', 'Ogarasu', 'Omurasaki', 'Orizuru' 'Perfield Beauty', 'Purple', 'Ran', 'Rashomon', 'Regal', 'Rerewha',' 'Richard Greaney';, 'Rose Queen', 'Rowden Eclipse'; 'Rowden Full Moon'; 'Rowden Nimbus'; 'Rowden Seaspray;; 'Rowden Starlight'; 'Royal Cartwheel', 'Sasmeyuki', 'Seiran', 'Sekainosora', 'Sekainoumi', 'Semperflorens', 'Shadow Halo', 'Shikazaki', 'Shikinoyosooi' 'Shirasagi', 'Shirayukihime', 'Shiro', 'Shirotae', 'Shirotsuki', 'Shishinden', 'Shiundai', 'Snowdrift', 'Surprise', 'Tanbeni', 'Taromaru', 'Toki', 'Tokinohane', 'Tomishibi', 'Towanoshirabe', 'Tsuda-Beni', 'Tsuioku', 'Tsukihime', 'Tsukikage', 'Ugawa', 'Umenomiyabeni', 'Usugumo' 'Violet Garth'; Violet Parasol 'Walderbach', 'Washino-o', 'Weisse Move', 'Weymouth', 'Weymouth Blue', 'Weymouth Elegant', 'Weymouth Midnight', 'Weymouth Purity', 'Weymouth Surprise', Wyvern', 'Yaguruma', 'Yuki-doro', 'Yukigesho', 'Yukiguni', 'Yukikagami', 'Yumenoutage', 'Zambesi'.

Iris laevigata crosses
'Akaihikari', 'Anna', 'Annie', 'Aquatic Alliance', 'Asian Alliance', 'Aureafolia', 'Berlin Sevigata',
'Berlin Versilaev', 'Boukyo', 'Esperance Ninety-Six', 'Fledgling', 'Fourfold Blue', 'Hondoensis', 'Mari', 'Omoide', 'Rima', 'Starting Versi-Laev', 'Suma', 'Teverlae', 'Versi-Laev', 'Versilaev Princess'.

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