Thursday, March 11, 2010

Iris 'Natascha'

This is 'Natascha', one of the modern hybrid reticulate irises. In my experience, this one has been rather frail and uncertain, but it has persisted for several years. However, it seems to be getting smaller year by year. It reminds me of Iris vartanii 'Alba', a plant I grew forty years ago; and I have often wondered if Iris vartanii was used to make this garden hybrid.

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