Saturday, July 20, 2013

Intermediate Iris DEVIL DANCING

One of the best looking Intermediate Irises and one of my favourites that I like to think of  as a smaller pastel version of the Tall Bearded Iris 'Imprimis' (Blyth '92) and is a must for those looking for a median iris with that 'something different'.

Tempo Two, Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia. Iris, Daylilies, Hosta Catalogue  1994-1995.
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DEVIL DANCING (Blyth, 94 Aust.) E-M 22" Standards are lavender grey to grey and the falls are deeper with a slightly reddish violet overlay towards the centre. Beards are starting being navy bronze. Quite a contrast . Popular here in the garden. Slight musky fragrance. Flared and ruffled as are its sisters 'Bush Gossip' and 'Foreign Devil'. Sdlg. No A53-1

AIS Checklist 1999
DEVIL DANCING Barry Blyth, Reg. 1994. Seedling A53-1. IB, height 22" (56 cm), EM. Standards grey lavender; falls deeper, slight reddish violet overlay, deepening toward center, greyed lavender edge; beards navy bronze; slight musky fragrance. X25-5, Impish sibling, X Electrique. Tempo Two 1994/95

A big hat tip once again to Julie May of 'The Iris Garden' fame for her very fine photo.
As usual, clicking the above image will take you to the larger, higher resolution version.
Photo credit and copyright Julie May


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