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Giant Iris'

I was walking past a garden a few days ago and saw what looked like 3ft tall dark blue Iris'. They were so stunning I was desperate to take a pic but thought the owners of the house may be offended so didn't. Now I know this may like looking for a nedle in a haystack but does anyone know of giant Iris' and where I could get some. I realise they may need to be planted in autumn to flower next year but I really would love some.

Many Thanks



They do exist MCC look at Apostles' Iris is 4ft high
Iris orientalis ‘Shelford Giant’ 2m high

23 May, 2011


Thank you once again for taking the time to reply Drc, there's so much I need to learn and it's such a long process trying to google everything, not to mention like trying to find a needle in a haystack at times.

I will definitely be adding some of the Apostles to my list they are magnificent! :O)

23 May, 2011


It is not unusual for iris to grow to over 3 foot, can you get a photo of?

23 May, 2011


I think I might ask them if I can and what kind it is. It really is amazing!

23 May, 2011


Well worth asking.

24 May, 2011


my yellow and white bearded iris is over 3ft tall, so not unusual.

24 May, 2011


Was it that tall on it's first show SBG?

27 May, 2011


no idea as it was well established when we moved in. but they are consistently 3ft. My Iris germanica are all about 2 1/2ft tall.

27 May, 2011


It really is not unusual to have iris over 3 foot in height

27 May, 2011


I got a's under my photo's in ?bearded iris! :O)

4 Jun, 2011

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