An Iris by Any Other Name…
Does the name fit? Take a look at what iris breeders decided to call their creations in PlantXing’s photo gallery.
‘Starship Enterprise’ by Schreiner. Photo courtesy of Shreiner’s Gardens.
‘Life Song Sings’ captures Robert Van Liere’s passion for creating new iris cultivars. Photo courtesy of Robert Van Liere.
‘Skywalker’ by Schreiner. Photo courtesy of Schreiner’s Gardens.
Hybridizer Robert Van Liere grows ‘Expose’ by iris breeder Joe Ghio, in his garden. Van Liere uses the irises of other hybridizers as parents in his breeding program. Photo: Benita Green Lee
‘Ciel et Mer’ by Richard Cayeux. Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris.
The subtle colors of Schreiner’s ‘Champagne Elegance’ match its name. Photo courtesy of Schreiner’s Gardens.
Tall Bearded iris introduction, ‘Ravissant,’ by Richard Cayeux. The French name means “charming.” Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris.
‘Shelter from the Storm,’ by Robert Van Liere of Iris4u Iris Garden. Photo: Benita Green Lee
‘Aggressively Forward’ has clashing colors that demand attention. Photo courtesy of Schreiner’s Gardens.
‘Dark Vader’ by Keith Keppel. Photo Courtesy of Schreiner’s Gardens.
Though small, Keith Keppel’s ‘Persona’ has a commanding presence. Photo: Benita Green Lee
‘Domino Noir’ by Richard Cayeux. Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris.
‘Brash and Bold,’ a Bearded iris by Paul Black of Mid-America Gardens. Photo: Benita Green Lee
‘Klingon Princess’ by Chuck Chapman has the greenish frills of a Star Trek species. Photo courtesy of Chuck Chapman.
‘Kiss of Gold’ refreshed after a rain in Long’s Gardens of Boulder, Colorado. This Tall Bearded Iris by hybridizer Gordon W. Plough, looks as though its gotten a suntan on its ‘hafts,’ the areas on both sides of the beards. Photo: Benita Green Lee.
‘Marron Chaud’ by Richard Cayeux, a fourth-generation iris breeder based in Poilly-lez-Gien, France. Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris.