We wait until early May, then enjoy these smaller irises, our favorite class, by the way. John knew they existed because his grandmother (an AIS member grew the 'old type) known as Iris chameiris, Now those are known as I. lutesens. Then I. pumilas were crossed with tall bearded & we were on the way to many different colors. I apologise for posting my plant, but it is the only one except seedlings in the computer.
Reddy Set (an amoena) white standards--colored falls. I do have an yellow of mine as well. Please Dee, add some other colors.
Thank you Dee & Anita for posting. People can see that there are many different colors. The colored center on the falls is known as a 'pumila fall spot'. It comes from one SDB ancester iris pumila. Some people including me are try to get the spot color to cover the entire fall. Some hybridizers, including me, just like it to stay or become a blended color.
Take care Dee. Others have any comments on a particular cultivar?