The symbol of elegance, refinement and opulence, the Iris has been cherished by kings, queens and gardeners since the beginning of history. During the Crusades, Louis VII of France chose the Iris as his personal symbol, known as the Fleur-de-Louis, which later became Fleur-de-Lis. Ever since, the stylized Iris has been the symbol of French royalty. It glistened on the robes of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It is etched, carved and gilded into every corner of Versailles, the pleasure chateau of French kings. And in the gardens of this paradise, the noble Iris still reigns supreme.
Yet, even the gardeners who designed Versailles would envy you if you choose to grow the unusual Irises shown in this brochure. Like elegant ladies in silken ball gowns, they will shimmer and bow in your garden —and not just once in the spring, but again in late summer to fall.
Paǵan Dance: A rebloomer from Australia that has rich deep violet tones, large velvety black spots on the falls and a violet rim highlighting the ruffled edges. Blooms early, midseason and late. Grows 30" tall.
Champagne Elegance: This stunning iris has near-white, classically arched standards and ruffled apricot falls You'll delight in its sweet orange blossom fragrance and its blooms in early and midseason, and again in late summer. Grow 34" tall.
Pink Attraction: Combines pretty pink tones, a strong fragrance and a ruffled, flared form. Pink Attraction blooms in the spring and then again in the summer. Grows 30" tall.
Pure as Gold: One of the most consistent golden yellow rebloomers we've found. Well-formed standards and falls are exquisitely ruffled. Blooms in the spring and again in late summer. Grows 33" tall.
Hemstiched: Lilac plicata stitching graces the gently ruffled edges of its broad white petals. This fragrant Iris blooms in early and midseason. Grows 32" tall.
Immortality: A popular iris with beautifully ruffled, glistening white flowers, it is widely recognized as the premier reblooming German Iris. Grows 28-30" tall.
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