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Classification of Iris.

I bought a pot of Iris labelled Alida and another one just called Pixie.

My query is are they I reticulata or I histeroides or some other species/hybrid.
I have googled but not found a clear answer. I do wish they would put full names on labels.

thanks for any suggestions.



I 'think' that both are Iris reticulata, Seaburngirl.

9 Feb, 2013


Thanks BA. Thats the closest I got too. But some web sites also have Katherine Hodgkin as a reticulata.

9 Feb, 2013

An exhibitor at the above show, shows 'Alida' as an Iris reticulata . They have not queried the classification although they suggested that a bowl shown as Katherine Hodgkin might be Sheila Ann Germany.
Broadleigh Gardens near Taunton describe Alida as an I. reticulata too. They grow a lot of iris and give a fair bit of information about the different iris available.
The RHS Plant finder give 7 suppliers of Iris 'Alida (Reticulata).

9 Feb, 2013


Thanks Scotsgran. Shelia Ann Gernamy does look very like Katherine Hodgkin, but it is more bluey than the other. My Shelia Ann Germany is in flower now. :o)

10 Feb, 2013


I agree with their decision but wonder if the exhibitor made a mistake or more likely his supplier did.

10 Feb, 2013

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