Swerti

Natural hybrid, collected 1612
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
Before 1900
Fall Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Standard Color:
White Ground Blue/Purp Stitch
Pattern:
Plicata
Beard Color:
Lemon/Light Yellow
Hybridizer:
Collected

Full Description

Lavender on white plicata. Standards and falls tightly curled under mar the form, but it is an interesting variety and makes a tidy clump of bright blooms.

 

This is commonly spelled ‘Swertii’ after the species iris with like characteristics. It can also be found in the 1939 AIS checklist under the name ‘Plicata’.

For more information regarding this, an article is planned for the Fall 2022 Roots.