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Bulbous Iris

History:Bulbous Iris

In terms of commerce this is the most important category of Iris. In the AIS classification system these are included in the Species and SpeciesX classes and usually are shown at iris shows under these categories. When the system of registration began the American Iris Society registered all Iris. but in the 1950s due to the commercial importance of the bulb trade to the Netherlands, The Dutch Royal Bulbgrowers (KAVB) took over the registration of all bulbs. Since Iris rhizomes are often incorrectly termed bulbs there has often been confusion over what has been registered where and in early practice the KAVB registered many regeliocyclus because they were important to their growers. The system of registration with the KAVB is very different than that of the AIS, in that unless a cultivar has been through trials and shows potential for the bulb market it is not considered for registration. The AIS system is more about recording what is out there even to some small degree and caters to backyard growers, enthusiasts, and collectors whether the plant will become part of the large international marketplace or not. Hybridizers of bulbous Irises are encouraged to record their cultivars in this Encyclopedia whether or not they will ever be mass produced and registered by the KAVB, especially if they will be simply exchanged through the network of Iris enthusiasts that compose the Iris Societies of the world. This Encyclopedia can serve as an archive of record so that information not included in the two registration authorities does not become lost.

Types of Bulbous Irises:

Bulbous Irises are generally recognized to belong to three major groups that correspond to three botanical Subgenera of the Genus Iris;

  1. The smaller bulbous irises (RETICULATAS, Subgenus Hermodactyloides),
  2. The larger bulbous Irises (DUTCH, SPANISH & ENGLISH IRIS, Subgenus Xiphium),
  3. and the Junos (Subgenus Scorpiris). Until we develop more detailed lists and links you may find information by clicking on the botanical links.

Culture: under construction

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Larger Bulbous Iris Originally registered or recorded by the American Iris Society prior to 1950 "under construction*

'A. Bloemaard''Abraham Storck''A C Van Den Berg''Admiral''Adriaan Backer''Aelbert Culp' 'Albert Neuhuys'
'Albino''Alex Von Humboldt''Almona''Anton Mauve''Arie Scheffer' 'A. Van Meel'
'Banzai''Barhos''Baron Van Humboldt''Battandieri''Bavaria''Beethoven'
'Belle Chinoise' 'Blanche Fleur''Blanche Superbe''Bleu Celeste''Blue Superb''Blue Triumphator'
'Bronze King''Cajanus''Casteleyn''Chrysolora''Clothilde''Coombelands'
'Cornelis Holsteyn''Crater Lake''Darling''David Bles''David Teniers''De Graaff Blue'
'De Lamartine''Delft Blue''Der Kinderen''D. Haring''Dirk Dalens''Dirk Verbeek'
'Dora''Duc Des Abruzzes''Du Chattel''Duke of Clarence''Duke Of Richmond''E. B. Garnier'
'Electra'   'Floris Scholte''Fontanesii''Fontanesii Latifolia''Frans Decker'
'Frans Hals''Gerrit Van Hees''Giant''Gipsy Queen''Golden Emperor''Golden Giant'
'Golden King''Golden Lion''Golden Orchid''Golden Queen''Golden Sunrise''Golden Sunshine''Golden Wonder'
'Goltzius''Govert Flinck''Grand Lilas''Grand Vainquer''Hart Nibbrig''H. C, Van Vliet'
'H. C. Vroom''Heemskerk''Hendrick Pot''Hecules' 'Hoogstraten' 'Huge Blue'
'Hugo De Groot''Hugo De Vries''Ilina Watson''Jac. Adrian Matham''Jacob De Wit''James Dewer'
'Jan Kruseman''Jan Steen''Jan Swart''Jan Weenix''J. D. Heem''John Ducker'
'Josselin De Jongh''Julius''J. Victors'J. Weissenbruch''King Edward''King Of The Blues'
'King Of The Whites''King Of The Yellows''Koh-I-Noor''Koningin Der Nederlanden''La Citroniere''Lady Derby''Lady Moore'
'La Etuit''La France''La Tendresse''Lavinia''Leander''Lilac Wonder'
'Lilac Wonder''Lingerie''Lissie Ansingh''Lord Derby''Lord Nelson''Louise'
'Lucas Van Leydon''L'unique''Lusinda''Lusitanica''Mansfield''Marquette'
'Maud''Menelik''Mer de Glace''Mermieri''Mia''Midley'
'Mirabeau' 'Montblanc' 'Montblanc' 'Mount Erebus' 'Mount Erebus' 'Mount Ranier' 'Mrs. Barcley' 'Mrs. Florence Bigland'
'Mrs. Rose Watson' 'Netty' 'Nic. Willing' 'P.C. Soutman' 'P C Verbeek' 'Pearson'
'Perles Des Jardins' Philip De Koning' 'Pieter Codde' 'Pieter Breughel' 'Pieter De Hooghe' 'Poggenbeek'
'Polar Snow' 'Prince Henry' 'Princess Irene' 'Princess Juliana' ''Princess Margaret' 'Purple Queen'
'Queen Emma' 'Queen Of Gazelles' 'Queen Of The Blues' 'Queen Of The Whites' 'Queen Wilhelmina' 'Qua Vadas'
'Rachel Ruysch' 'Reconnaissance' 'Regina' 'Rembrandt' 'richard Tauber' 'R. M. Cooley'
'Roland Holst' 'Rosa Bonheur' 'Rose Watson' 'Rousseau' 'Saenraden' 'Santium'
'Seeghers' 'Simon De Vlieger' 'Simon Van Ruysdael' 'Sir Newton' 'Solfatare' 'Solfaterre'
'Sophia Jaffe' 'Spilhagen' 'Subliem' 'Sultan Osmar' 'Sunset' 'Supreme'
'Surbiton' 'Susanna Maria' 'Sweetheart' 'Tahiti' 'Tantalus' 'Thackeray'
'The First' 'The Giant' 'The Gem' 'Therese Schwartz' 'Thunderbolt' 'Th. Wijck'
'Tingitana Azurea' 'Tricolor' 'Van Berchem' 'Van Beyeren' 'Van Der Helst' 'Van Der Heyden'
'Van De Sande Bakhuyzen' 'Van Everdingen' 'Van Huchtenburg' 'Van Ravesteyn' 'Van Scorel' 'Viceroy'
'Violet King' 'Walter T. Ware' 'Wedgewood' 'White Excelsior' 'White Lance' 'White sail'
'Wieland' 'Withington Bride' 'W. Verschuur' 'W. Zuiderveld' 'Xipium Celestial' 'Xiphium Praecox'
'Yellow Queen'  

History:Bulbous Iris


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