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■ (SPEC) Iris samariae Dins. or 'Samariae'

1933, Dinsmore

Iris 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. See below:
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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).



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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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-- Main.RPries - 2009-12-10
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Samariae213JB.JPGJPG Samariae213JB.JPG manage 39 K 19 May 2013 - 14:46 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
samariae.jpgjpg samariae.jpg manage 39 K 26 Feb 2010 - 17:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Virginia Ross
samariae1JB.JPGJPG samariae1JB.JPG manage 18 K 19 May 2013 - 14:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
samariae_-_Walker.jpgjpg samariae_-_Walker.jpg manage 22 K 08 Feb 2010 - 15:48 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Ken Walker
samariae_edited-1.jpgjpg samariae_edited-1.jpg manage 64 K 29 Sep 2010 - 19:31 UnknownUser  
samariaebusheys01.jpgjpg samariaebusheys01.jpg manage 131 K 27 Dec 2015 - 17:17 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Herbert Kerr slide collection
Topic revision: r13 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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