■ (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).
| 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;
forma latifolia Lipsky (1894); Siphonostylis lazica (Albov) W. Schultze (1965).
2n=32, Davis & Jury, 1990.
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).
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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