Monday, November 10, 2008

New Zealand Iris 'MUNRO SPECIAL'

Munro Special growing in Mrs Mary Greaves garden in Masterton, NZ.

Standards on this lovely iris are a lavender blue, and the falls are a great show of velvety purple edged lavender blue with conspicuous white lines radiating from the haft's giving the blooms a distinguishing Heritage look. Plant is vigorous and has good plant health. It is yet to show good branching, but hopefully this will come to pass next year when the clump is more established. Good for floral display as well as being a choice garden variety.

AIS Checklist 2007
MUNRO SPECIAL (Gwen Henderson, R. 2007). Sdlg 96-163-1. TB, 33" (85 cm), ML. S. pale blue to lavender; F. dark velvety purple, lighter blue lavender rim; hafts white veined dark purple, beards white tipped yellow. N Lapam 0-51-1 X Unknown Mossburn Iris Gardens 2007


Named after the bike of famous Southlander the late Burt Munro of the "Worlds Fastest Indian' fame who is related to Gwen Henderson.

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1 comment:

  1. Tryed to comment on this beautiful Iris the other day.. but there where some kind of problems...
    This one are STUNNING!
    Love your blogg!


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