Iris graeberiana

Iris graeberiana

Habitat:
Best in a trough or rockery and given protection from from excess summer rain.

Description and Distribution:
Approximately 20cm tall as flowering starts, extending to twice this. Leaves are lustrous green above, greyish beneath with a whitish edge. Flowers appear in spring and are blue, but sometimes a purple tint will appear. The falls have a wavy white crest surrounded by a pale, boldly veined zone. Our plants have been grown from seed collected in Turkestan. However, it also can be found in Tajikistan and other central asian countries.

Background:
Original collection was undertaken by Paul Graebner. (Full name Karl Otto Robert Peter Paul Graebner) Graebner was German botanist, florist, plant geographer, Professor of Botanical Gardens and Museum in Berlin-Dahlem

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