Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Siberian Iris 'HELICOPTER'
Society for Siberian Irises Checklist 2006
HELICOPTER Shidara, Ho by Ben Hager Reg. 1988 Sdlg HO#6 SIB (dip.) (32" 81 cm) M Six falls (no standards), dark violet. Petals reach out horizontally, and the sharply contrasting gold-leaf signals do suggest the propellers on a helicopter. 3" flowers. Description from Melrose Catalog. Unknown parentage. Melrose Gardens 1988 HM 1990
Available in USA from Ensata Gardens
Extraordinary hat tip to Mike Unser for sharing the photo which is an outstanding display of this variety.
Photo copyright M Unser.