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By Anget

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought this in a packet described as Edith Wolford. It doesn't look like a bearded iris to me - not so large or fulsome! About 12-16 ins. high and spreads well.
Any ideas which type it might be?
Many thanks.

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Certainly not Edith Wolford that is for sure. It is a dwarf bearded iris I think, but which of the many thousands I am not able to say.

8 May, 2020


It looks like one of the oldest varieties: they have narrower falls than varieties from the 20th century. Check the catalog that you ordered from for heirloom varieties of standard dwarf bearded (SDB) or miniature tall bearded (MTB).

8 May, 2020


Thank you both. Doesn't seem like the sellers are too careful about labelling. I bought a 'red' alstro in a packet too, and that has turned out to be orange and has run wild!
Pretty though.

10 May, 2020


Welcome to Gou, ANGEL. Your Iris is definately not Edith Wolford. It looks to me like Intermediate Iris Nibelungen, a very old variety.
i have found buying from one of the big sellers often don't get what you ordered. I never buy from P..... or S...... for that reason.

10 May, 2020


Thanks for the info, Siris. It's good to have a bit of an idea of what I have!
I think buying in plastic packets from GC's is not reliable either, serves me right for not paying more and buying plants in bloom.

10 May, 2020


Iris don't do well in pots, they are usually bought bare rooted.

10 May, 2020

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