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Monday, June 22, 2009

Crabby Claws

Iris ensata, Japanese Iris are blooming in my garden right now. I used to have more varieties, now there are 4 or 5 different ones. A few years ago I didn't remember to remove the seed pods from one of them and it went to seed. There are two seedlings out there, one I forgot photograph because the other one is really strange.

What kind of form is this?

Here's what a Japanese Iris should look like, aren't they beautiful? Nice and graceful, amazing buds even before the flower unfolds.

The pale blooms on 'Gracius' are just as stunning even if they are a bit less lush.

I love the stripes and color breaks in this one.

So what do you make of this? Should it stay or go? I think it's really weird and don't particularly like it but maybe there's an unusual form classification in the Iris world? If so, I think I'll call it 'Crabby Claws'.


Gail said...

It sure looks like one of the parents is Gracius! I think I might keep it and see what it looks like next year...gail

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

The name Crabby Claws is perfect for it. But it's still quite beautiful and I'd definately keep it.

Holly said...

stay stay stay! I love it! If you don't want it, send it here!

Jessica said...

I love it!

Diario de mi jardin said...

Lovely iris!