Iris question

Kelly Irvin
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 07:10:30 PDT

Following is a description I have for I. cyclogossa, but I have no 
experience with it...

"Delightfully fragrant Juno species with up to 9 large clear lilac 
flowers in the leaf axils. They open in succession from top downwards. 
Crest yellow, surrounded by a broad white zone. Standards small, arching 
over the falls, giving the flower a 'flat' appearance. Late flowering, 
in June. Ht. 16-24 inches."

John Bryan's book, Bulbs, indicates, even though a Juno, it still needs 
some summer moisture.

Floral Architecture wrote:

>I saw an iris new to me in a catalog and wondered what
>kind of conditions it needs. It is Iris cycloglossa.
>It's listed with the Rockgarden iris. Does it have
>short flowers and tall leaves like the reticulatas?
>The catalog says it blooms in May/June, 4-5". That's
>too late to plant back in the bed to hide the foliage
>as everything is pretty well started by then. 
>Any and all help is appreaciated. Thanks.
Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
The Bulbmeister
4407 Town Vu Road
Bentonville, AR 72712

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6b


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