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Iris graeberiana

Botanical Name: Iris graeberiana (added by J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris graeberiana (Anonymous, 19-NOV-06)


Scorpiris (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Juno (D. Kramb, 20-SEP-04)

Common Names:


Chromosome Count:

2n=48, 50 (D. Kramb, 20-SEP-04)

General Description:

30-40 cm tall, blue and white flowers (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

6"-14" tall with blue flowers tinted violet or lavender, strongly veined around the crest. (D. Kramb, 20-SEP-04)

Distinguishing Features:


Preferred Habitat:

Stony slopes (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)


Probably zone 5-8, dry summer dormancy (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Native Range:

Turkestan, but little known (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Central Asia, exact area not known. (D. Kramb, 20-SEP-04)

Status in the Wild:

Not documented (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Commercial Availability:

Dutch specialists offer (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Ruksans, Westonbirt plants, Pottertons (Peter Taggart UK, 05-JAN-10)

Sources Cited:

Mathew 1981 (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

Info entered on 20-SEP-04 comes from the SIGNA Checklist of Iris Species (D. Kramb, 20-SEP-04)

Additional Comments:

Photo shows cultivar 'White Fall' (J. McGary, 28-APR-04)

The cultivar 'white fall' is said to be a hybred with I magnifica, 'yellow fall' is said to be a hybred with I bucharica, I graeberiana as I grow it looks almost identical to I zenaidae (ex Ruksans), and a plant I bought as I albomarginata, but I believe this is I albomarginata-hort and not the real thing. I also have I graeberiana 'dark form' which has a slightly more spindly flower with a much better colour. All these plants are hardy in the open ground, well drained, in England (Peter Taggart UK, 05-JAN-10)

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