Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Zealand Arilbred Median Iris 'GREEN DELIGHT'

Arilbred Median 'Green Delight', a New Zealand historic iris.
The registered description of 'Green self ' is somewhat simplistic and lacking in detail. In the Maerz and Paul Dictionary of Color, Citronelle across all the range (98, 99,101,102) is a better colour match for this iris.White beard tipped Spanish yellow. An easy Iris to grow with no problems apart from slow increase. Blooms with the intermediate irises mid-season.

The Aril Society International 2009 Illustrated Official Checklist
GREEN DELIGHT OGB- (Mrs. Frances Love, R. 1977). AB-MED, 24” (61 cm), L. Green self. Yellow SDB seedling X Kalifa Gulnare. Hauauru Gardens, 1978. [APTT]
(Note APTT denotes Aril Bred Mediums with very limited fertility)

Sold in New Zealand from Kingswood Irises link on the left and is listed as an Intermediate (just so you know where to look in the catalogue when you get it)

If you have got a moment to spare Check out The Aril Society International web site.

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  1. What an unusual green! Irises are very under appreciated, especially in water thrifty gardens. Actually, pretty much everywhere. It seems they are coming back a bit, though. Good to see it, too!



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