Floral Treats

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 24 May 2010 18:37:33 PDT
Jim Waddick wrote:
>5.      Iris 'Alley Oops'       This was introduced a few years ago,
>but I have finally grown a plant. The ancestry is unknown, but
>guessed as a rare cross between I. pseudacorus and some Siberian
>Iris. This is an odd chromosomal mix and surely it is sterile.  The
>flowers resemble I pseudacorus, but the falls have fine purple veins
>washed with pale yellow. The yellow fades quickly to white.  It is a
>vigorous and intriguing mix of characters. So far, I 'think' I like

This sounds very similar to 'Holden Clough', which I have in this 
garden. It is a lot shorter in growth than I. pseudacorus but has 
flowers like Jim describes. They make elegant floral arrangements, 
especially in a copper or bronze container. It is a vigorous spreader 
but fortunately I planted it where I didn't want anything else.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

More information about the pbs mailing list