I. Pallida

Lamarck, collected 1789
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
Before 1900
Fall Color:
Lavender
Standard Color:
Lavender
Pattern:
Self
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Lamarck
Rarity:
Common Garden Variety

Full Description

TB M B1M

One of the original species irises that today’s bearded iris are descended from. Lovely, graceful blooms on tall stalks. Flowers are periwinkle blue lightly flushed pink, and have a wonderful ‘grape’ aroma. Very hardy and vigorous, and widely grown across the US and Europe.

Like other natural hybrids it is more a ‘type’ of iris than a specific clone, and there are several cultivars, varying in minor details, under this name.

From “The Storrs and Harrison Co, Painesville Nurseries”, 1921, Painsville Ohio.
Pallida Dalmatica ¬†“A rare delightful variety, especially fine for massing as well as for cutting. Tall growing; with very large full formed flowers of soft lavender the falls being of a deeper hue.”
Pallida Perfecta¬† Strong growing as the tye, with splendid flowers of rosy violet, with orange beard.”
Parisiensis Large, deep purple, delicately penciled white.”