You can admire the rainbow colors of irises indefinitely.
And today I again invite you to the Botanical garden, where colorful multicolored varieties of irises are patiently waiting for our attention.
We will pay our attention to the following varieties:
- two-tone (bicolor);
- iridescent (blend);
- the edges of the petals are decorated with a border of a different color (plicata);
- fouls with light veins (luminata);
- irises with broken color.
Let’s not hurry: at each position we will stop, we will consider in detail features of coloring. Among the two-color irises emit:
- amoena – varieties with white upper lobes in any color combination with lower;
- variegata is a variety with yellow standards;
But this is not all the two-color variety of iris, inspiring artists, designers.
Other groups of irises the color of perianth segments:
- iridescent (blend) – perianth lobes of varieties painted in several colors, passing into each other;
- plicata – perianth lobes decorated with border (dots, strokes) on a white or yellow background;
- luminata is plicate Vice versa: the edges of perianth segments and veins of light, and the spaces between them dark;
Varieties of other types of combinations.
- irises with broken color;
At first glance, everything is difficult, but let’s look at these colors on the examples.
Do you remember the dress code (white top and black bottom)? In iris language is simply amoena. Luxurious grade ‘World Premier’ with a white top and a blue-purple bottom, decorated with a lilac beard and a light wavy edge shares.
Under the strict requirements for the dress uniform would definitely fit lace iris grade ‘Gay Parasol’ with a silvery-white top and purple-pink bottom. Pale blue beard – additional decor of the flower.
The attendants and inspectors would have no complaints about the student dressed in the colors of ‘Futuriste’.
For skirts and trousers would be suitable and color varieties of iris ‘Sharpshooter’, ‘Teamwork’.
Ink lower perianth lobes often “animated” mandarinas or red beard.
In more democratic institutions would miss and light brown skirts, such as the lower lobes of perianth varieties ‘Champagne Elegance’. Often this color is described as beige-apricot, peach shade.
But the real fashionista would prefer bolder yellow and apricot skirts, as in varieties ‘Aura Light’ and ‘Apricot Frosty’.
Light orange bottom looks nice with a white top.
Full creativity was considered to be the suede pants and skirts that’s the kind of brick color as the lower proportion of grade ‘Copper and Snow’.
Continue to disassemble the two-color iris color. The following varieties – variegata.
Let me remind you that they have yellow upper perianth lobes. And it’s not only my favorite variety ‘Arabian Story’, the flowers of which smell of vanilla and citrus, but almost its exact counterparts: variety ‘Caprice’, ‘Supreme Sultan’, ‘Gypsy Caravan’.
They are so similar to each other that only narrow specialists will be able to distinguish them.
We focus on the labels (they are a mandatory part of the represented collection).
In addition to two-tone variegatum applies effective grade ‘Jurassic Park’.
Handsome in this group and grade ‘Elegant Impressions’.
And there are even more interesting combinations of colors!
They are difficult to describe. In the coloring of the perianth there are several colors. One of the best of these varieties is ‘Celebration Song’.
This so-called blend irises: they are gentle and luxurious.
Blend-a harmonious romantic irises in the gardens.
A variety of interesting varieties with dots, strokes or border on a light background. Still shrouded in mystery, the appearance of this painting, which is known for about 400 years – in nature similar colors of irises just no!
Extremely interesting variety ‘Ivory Way’ with a soft cream top and snow-white bottom. Additional decor standards are lemon veins, and fouls – a thin lemon border. Yellowish beard is harmonious on the white lower lobes of the perianth.
Irises-plicata better planted in the foreground flower beds to be able to see the pattern on the perianth lobes.
Charming variety ‘Lovely Dawn’ with pink and peach top and creamy white bottom, decorated with purple border and coral beard.
Very bright variety ‘Kilt Lilt’ with brown-apricot-gold top and bronze-white bottom. A clear bronze band on the fouls divides each share in half; at its base the beard is the same color as the standards. Finishing gives a beautiful image of a corrugation, which also softens it.
Luxury grade ‘Seakist’ strikes refined beauty of creamy white top and cream bottom with blue blurred stripes and light blue coating.
And that’s not all!
Irises of luminate
This inverted plicate. Very beautiful variety ‘Flights of Fancy’ with a creamy pink and white top and pink and purple bottom. The cream veins, with which the yellowish beard at the base of the petals is harmonious, give a special charm to the fouls.
Such irises are applying for the most prominent, honorable place cottages.
Irises with flowers of other types of combinations
I posted here in two-tone varieties, which are difficult to define a type in the framework of the presented combinations.
Spectacular among them grade ‘Romantic Evening’ with lilac-purple top and dark purple bottom. All of the shares of over the corrugated flower, which gives it a delicacy and lightness. A little burden of the lower lobe brick-red beard.
Posted here in two-tone varieties by far. Each of them has its own highlight, thanks to which iris received the status of the variety.
I have long been attracted by its unusual variety ‘Revolution’. Starting with the name (which, at first glance, does not fit with irises) and ending with an orange-red beard on the rich blue lower lobes of the perianth. With a closer look, you realize that everything in it is not accidental: there is some kind of internal expression in this variety, especially clearly manifested in the mass flowering of the iris. The bluish-white standards of the flower are impeccable.
And I even find it difficult to mention the iris, which I like the most.
There is already a constant-the favorite varieties and irises which are just like it.
Amazingly beautiful two-tone ‘About Town’, whose upper lobes silvery-purple, and the lower reddish-purple, with a thin lace silvery-purple border.
Interesting variety ‘Fogbound’ with a light purple top and creamy white bottom. Bright highlight of the flower – tangerine beard. Wonderful aroma of iris with hints of spices and caramel is especially pronounced at the beginning of flowering.
In conclusion, I will present still rare, but really variegated varieties of irises with irregular (chaotic) pattern shares.
Irises with broken color
These are varieties whose flowers are covered with strokes, splashes and stripes – the achievements of breeders-iris.
Nothing to do with viruses that cause variegated tulips, they do not have.
I hope today’s trip to the world of multi-colored irises was exciting and interesting.