An Iris I have always admired from the day I first saw it RAUCHBLAU is a very classy tetraploid Siberian introduction from Tomas Tamberg
Available for Spring delivery from both Tomas Tamberg's Garden in Germany and Joe Pye Weed's Garden in America. To receive Spring delivery of Siberian Irises from Tomas Tamberg orders must be received no later than the 31st of March, 2009, Joe Pye Weeds Catalogue states that you can chose an April, August or September delivery date.
RAUCHBLAU (Tamberg 2007)
A large flowered tetraploid Sibirica derived from a cross between a mottled seedling, called "Milky Way seedling", and a pure white Tetra-Sibirica. Falls are ruffled and show a smoky blue colour. Standards and style arms are of a lighter blue resulting in a special clump effect of this variety. The flower stems are strong, up to 90 cm high and produce a side branch. A vigorous and fertile new introduction
Siberian Iris Society Checklist
RAUCHBLAU (Tomas Tamberg 2007) Sdlg. SSTT669 SIB (tet) 35" (90cm) M S. style arms and F. light blue. F. dappled darker blue. (Blue Reverie X (Zweites Hundert X Dear Dianne)) X white tet sdlg. Tamberg 2007
Big Hat tip to Tomas for the great clump shot and information and to Jan and Marty from Joe Pye Weed's Garden
Photo Copyright T. Tamberg