Plant List

It's not always easy to acquire plants for the kind of breeding program I'm pursuing. I've found that one must be vigilant and snatch up suitable plants as they appear in the catalogs of iris specialists or the plant and seed exchanges of iris societies. In addition, rock garden / alpine nurseries and clubs can be an important source of iris species. A word of caution, however: I have found some of the alpine nurseries selling misnamed plants. The Iris pumila from Arrowhead Alpines, as well as Iris hoogiana, I. pumila (dark violet), and probably I. taurica from Beaver Creek Greenhouses were all misnamed.

I'm especially grateful to the following iris lovers for their generous gifts of plants and seeds to aid my hybridizing program:

I'm also grateful to those who contributed seeds to the seed exchanges run by SIGNA, ASI, SRGC, BIS, and MIS.

This page documents the plants I have obtained to date for my hybridizing program, as well as ones I'm still looking for. (It does not include irises I grow solely for their ornamental value in the garden.)

Note: Telperion Oasis is not a commercial garden; we do not have plants for sale. However, if you see something here that you have a special need for, feel free to contact me. We may be able to trade, or perhaps I can direct you to another source of the plant.

The lists below show the name of the plant, the source, and the year acquired.

Tetraploid Arils (AAAA)

I. hoogiana

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2011

I. hoogiana purpurea

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2011

I. hoogiana alba

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2016

I. stolonifera

Odyssey Bulbs

2010

I. stolonifera

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2011

I. stolonifera Brown Standard

Janis Rukšans

2014

I. stolonifera Chocolate

Janis Rukšans

2011

I. stolonifera Claudius

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2016

I. stolonifera Merlin's Magic

Janis Rukšans

2011

I. stolonifera Network

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

I. stolonifera Sina Dark

Janis Rukšans

2014

I. stolonifera Tiberius

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2016

I. stolonifera White Flag

Janis Rukšans

2011

Amphion

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2016

Antiope

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

Ballalaika Music

ASI

2011

Bronze Beauty Van Tubergen

Odyssey Bulbs

2010

Coffy River

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

Dunshanbe

Odyssey Bulbs

2010

Hippolyta

Paul Christian Rare Plants

2016

Tadzhiki Bandit

ASI and Iris-au-Trescols

2011

Tadzhiki Eclipse

Iris-au-Trescols

2011

Vera

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

Werckmeister's Beauty

Iris-au-Trescols

2011

Holden Ht-33-T

Pete McGrath

2014

Mathes T-99-2

Iris Colorado

2014

Diploid Arils (AA)

I. acutiloba lineolata JCA

John Lonsdale

2011

I. barnumae urmiensis

ASI

2011

I. barnumae urmiensis JCA

John Lonsdale

2011

I. barnumae urmiensis 600.600 clone 1

Peter Zale

2014

I. barnumae urmiensis 600.600 clone 2

Peter Zale

2014

I. iberica elegantissima

ASI

2011

I. iberica lycotis

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

I. paradoxa

ASI

2012

I. paradoxa

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

I. paradoxa atrata

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

I. paradoxa choschab

John Lonsdale

2011

I. sprengeri

Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2013

Dardanus

Odyssey Bulbs and
Lithuanian Rare Bulb Garden

2011

Arilpums (AAPP)

Aladdin's Gem

Malevil Iris Gardens

2010

Barbarella

John Baumfalk

2012

Mathes arilpum seedling

Iris Colorado

2011

Iris pumila (PPPP)

I. pumila

Wild Ginger Farm

2011

Iris pumila aequiloba

Wrightman Alpines

2016

Iris pumila Blazek #4

Elm Jensen

2014

Iris pumila "Clausii"

Wrightman Alpines

2016

Iris pumila Moravia

Wrightman Alpines

2016

I. pumila taurica

Wrightman Alpines

2011

I. pumila yellow/brown

Beaver Creek Greenhouses

2010

Hidden Dragon

2013

Hobbit

Mid-America Garden

2014

Keystone Oracle

Sherry Jesberger

2013

Little Drummer Boy

Carol Coleman

2014

Royal Wonder

Carol Coleman

2013

Steppe

Carol Coleman

2012

Sudden Butterflies

Elm Jensen

2014

Wild Whispers

Carol Coleman

2012

Hildebrant (SIGNA) 04A004

Hildebrandt's

2011

P002-01

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-02

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-03

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-04

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-05

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-06

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-07

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-13

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

P002-14

ex Armenia, from Jurášek seed

taurica P003-01

from Jurášek seed

P011-02

"clausii" X aequiloba

taurica P018-01

ex Balkaria, Caucasus, from Holubec seed

taurica P018-02

ex Balkaria, Caucasus, from Holubec seed

Amphidiploid Medians and Dwarfs (PPTT)

Abuzz with Charm

Carol Coleman

2013, 2014

Bluebeard's Ghost

Mid-America Garden

2011

Dollop of Cream

Mid-America Garden

2011

Eye of the Tiger

Mid-America Garden

2013

Heart Stopper

Carol Coleman

2014

Kaching

Mid-America Garden

2012

Keeno

Mid-America Garden

2014

Icon

Mid-America Garden

2013

Pearly Whites

Mid-America Garden

2014

Riveting

Mid-America Garden

2014

I. sp. aff. reichenbachii ex Vardar Gorge

Iris Colorado

2011

chromosome configuration uncertain

Hildebrandt (SIGNA) 05B011: seedling of
I. sp. aff. reichenbachii ex Vardar Gorge

Hildebrandt's

2011

chromosome configuration uncertain

I. subbiflora S004-01

ex Spain, from SIGNA seed

S006-01

I. aphylla AA X I. pumila "clausii"

Tetraploid Dwarfs, Medians, and TBs (TTTT)

I. aphylla

Arrowhead Alpines

2010

I. aphylla small form

Arrowhead Alpines

2010

I. aphylla Ahlberg

Cindy Rust

2011

I. aphylla fieberi

Cindy Rust

2011

I. aphylla Witt V-4

Cindy Rust

2011

I. aphylla Slick

Cindy Rust

2011

I. babadagica

Wrightman Alpines

2013

ploidy unknown

I. babadagica blue

Janis Rukšans

2012

ploidy unknown

I. babadagica white

Janis Rukšans

2012

ploidy unknown

I. reichenbachii

Odyssey Bulbs

2013

probably tetraploid

I. schachtii

Wrightman Alpines

2011, 2016

I. schachtii

Janis Rukšans

2012

Are You Crazy

Mid-America Garden

2012

Brazilian Art

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Brown Lasso

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Bundle of Love

Mid-America Garden

2012

Butterscotch Blush

Long's Gardens

2010

Date with Destiny

Mid-America Garden

2012

Devil's Waltz

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2016

East Hampton

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2016

Endless Treasure

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2016

Fire and Ice

Mid-America Garden

2013

Got Milk

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2014

Gypsy Lord

Mid-America Garden

2011

Ink Patterns

Mid-America Garden

2012

Lady of the Night

Mid-America Garden

2011

Maidenhood

Wildwood Gardens

2011

Montmartre

Superstition Iris Gardens

2013

Night Mood

Mid-America Garden

2012

No Regrets

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2016

Penguin Party

Mid-America Garden

2012

Saucy

Wildwood Gardens

2011

See My Etchings

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2016

Silver Ice

Mid-America Garden

2015

Sprint

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2014

Sultry Dreams

Wildwood Gardens

2011

Tic Tac Toe

Mid-America Garden

2013

Wine Dark Sea

Stout Gardens

2014

chromosome configuration uncertain

I. aphylla polonica T003-01

from rareplants.eu seed

T006-01

Slick X I. aphylla bohemica

from MIS seed

T007-02

Slick X I. aphylla Witt V-4

from MIS seed

I. reichenbachii T008-01

from Jurášek seed

I. reichenbachii T009-01

from Jurášek seed

I. reichenbachii T009-02

from Jurášek seed

I. reichenbachii T009-03

from Jurášek seed

I. reichenbachii T009-04

from Jurášek seed

I. junonia T011-01

ex Antalya, Turkey, from Archibald 590.100 seed

I. reichenbachii T013-01

ex Kevala, Greece, from Archibald 595.406 seed

I. schachtii T014-01

ex Malatya, Turkey, from Archibald seed

I. schachtii T014-02

ex Malatya, Turkey, from Archibald seed

Amphidiploid Arilbreds (AATT)

Alakazam

Superstition Iris Gardens

2013

Anacrusis

Malevil Iris Gardens and SFIS

2011

Aztec Prince

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Bhutan

Superstition Iris Gardens

2013

Concerto Grosso

ASI

2011

Iridescent Orange

Malevil Iris Gardens

2011

Jonnye's Magic

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Navajo Velvet

Malevil Iris Gardens

2010

Noble Warrior

Superstition Iris Gardens

2011

Rare Breed

Superstition Iris Gardens

2011

Refiner's Fire

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Sand Dancer

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Shaman's Magic

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Silent Sentry

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Speckled Veil

ASI

2012

Wadi Safra Moonlight

ASI

2011

 Tom Waters

September 2010

updated October 2016

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