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■ (SPEC) Iris lazica Albow

1895, Botanical author Albow

Iris lazica Albow (Nicholas Mikhailovic Albov-1895- Lazistan); Series Unguiculares; Color Code-B7D; By the 1939 registration this cultivar should be a dark blue violet. Described as unscented, pale, sky blue flowers, evergreen leaves; wider leaves may be more suited to higher rainfall, lower temperature climates by Davis & Jury (1990).

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This was considered a separate species Iris lazica Albov in Prodromus Florae Colchicae 232. 1895; then reduced to a variety Iris unguicularis Poiret variety lazica (Albov) Dykes (1913); and now restored to species rank by Davis & Jury (1990).
Van T. 1913; Hocker 1938; Per. 1938;


Iris cretensis forma latifolia Lipsky (1894); Siphonostylis lazica (Albov) W. Schultze (1965). ----

Chromosome counts

2n=32, Davis & Jury, 1990. ----


Iris lazica Albov was registered as 'Lazica' a cultivar of Iris Unguicularis in the 1939 checklist but subsequently has been elevated to species rank.

Iris lazica cultivars include; 'Joy Bishop's Form', 'Joy Bishop', 'Lazica', 'Lazica Lavender Blue', 'Lazica Tiberias'

'Lazica'. (Nikolai Mikhailovich Albow, 1895, Lazistan). Ung; B7D; evergreen leaves; unscented, pale, sky blue flowers, wider leaves may be more suited to higher rainfall, lower temperature climates. See Davis & Jury (1990). By the 1939 registration this cultivar should be a dark blue violet. At the time it was considered a variation of Iris unguiculares. This is now considered a separate species Iris lazica Albov; Van Tubergen 1913; synonym Iris unguicularis Poiret var. lazica (Albov) Dykes (1913). ----


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Distribution and Cultivation

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Cultivation: seems to be the same as most bearded irises with perhaps a special emphasis on good drainage


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Iris-lazicaLankow.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaLankow.jpg manage 125 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:44 BobPries Carla Lankow photo
Iris-lazicaLankow2.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaLankow2.jpg manage 114 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:44 BobPries Carla Lankow photo
Iris-lazicaMcGary.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaMcGary.jpg manage 49 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:39 BobPries Jane McGary photo
Iris-lazicaPlotner1.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaPlotner1.jpg manage 18 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:40 BobPries Will Plotner photo Wildwood Gardens
Iris-lazicaWalker2.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaWalker2.jpg manage 98 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:45 BobPries Ken Walker photo
Iris-lazicaWalker8.jpgjpg Iris-lazicaWalker8.jpg manage 94 K 10 Aug 2016 - 11:46 BobPries Ken Walker photo
Iris_lazica_07-02-08_mini.jpgjpg Iris_lazica_07-02-08_mini.jpg manage 32 K 20 Feb 2010 - 19:33 Main.deesen Iris lazica
Iris_lazica_18-08-08_mini.jpgjpg Iris_lazica_18-08-08_mini.jpg manage 35 K 20 Feb 2010 - 19:40 Main.deesen Iris lazica
ilazica01.jpgjpg ilazica01.jpg manage 23 K 09 Oct 2014 - 20:15 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rowden Gardens-England
irislazica6.jpgjpg irislazica6.jpg manage 42 K 22 Jan 2014 - 20:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
irisulazica05.jpgjpg irisulazica05.jpg manage 61 K 05 Jan 2017 - 03:17 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Skelmersdale-Broadleigh Gardens-United Kingdom
lazica-flower_ken_Walker.jpgjpg lazica-flower_ken_Walker.jpg manage 3 K 03 Sep 2010 - 01:21 UnknownUser Ken Walker photo
lazica-pod_Ken_Walker.jpgjpg lazica-pod_Ken_Walker.jpg manage 19 K 03 Sep 2010 - 01:21 UnknownUser Ken Walker photo
lazica-seeds_Ken_walker.jpgjpg lazica-seeds_Ken_walker.jpg manage 45 K 03 Sep 2010 - 01:22 UnknownUser Ken Walker photo
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