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. I've donated many seeds of Iris pumila as well as some Iris attica to the 2014 and 2015 SIGNA seed exchanges. The 2014 donations were all hand pollinated. Refer to this page for an illustrated description of each cross.

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. 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. 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

Topaz Talisman

ASI

2015

Mathes arilpum seedling

Iris Colorado

2011

Iris pumila (PPPP)

I. pumila

Wild Ginger Farm

2011

Iris pumila aequiloba

Wrightman Alpines

2016

Iris pumila "Clausii"

Wrightman Alpines

2016

Iris pumila Moravia

Wrightman Alpines

2016

I. pumila taurica

Wrightman Alpines

2011

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

P002-06

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

Beetlejuice

Mid-America Garden

2017

Circa

Mid-America Garden

2017

Decorum

Keith Keppel

2017

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

Kay

Mid-America Garden

2017

Keeno

Mid-America Garden

2014

Keep Off

Mid-America Garden

2017

Icon

Mid-America Garden

2013

Miniseries

Keith Keppel

2017

Prairie Spirit

Carol Coleman

2014

Raspberry Ice

Keith Keppel

2017

Riveting

Mid-America Garden

2014

Rivulet

Keith Keppel

2017

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

Chaney C22a: Payoff X I. pumila

Bill Chaney

2017

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

ex Mt. Vikos, probably tetraploid

I. schachtii

Wrightman Alpines

2011, 2016

I. schachtii

Janis Rukšans

2012

Absolute Treasure

Superstition Iris Gardens

2017

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

Coral Sunrise

Mid-America Garden

2017

Cotillion Ball

Mid-America Garden

2017

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

First in Line

Mid-America Garden

2017

Got Milk

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2014

Gypsy Lord

Mid-America Garden

2011

Hippy Chick

Mid-America Garden

2017

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

Silver Ice

Mid-America Garden

2015

Sprint

Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden

2014

Sultry Dreams

Wildwood Gardens

2011

Temporal Anomaly

Superstition Iris Gardens

2017

Tic Tac Toe

Mid-America Garden

2013

Venus Blush

Mid-America Garden

2017

Wine Dark Sea

Stout Gardens

2014

chromosome configuration uncertain

Keppel 05-4A: Smash X I. albertii

Keith Keppel

2017

probably triploid

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. 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

Amphidiploid Arilbreds (AATT)

Concerto Grosso

ASI

2011

Dragon's Eye

Superstition Iris Gardens

2017

Iridescent Orange

Malevil Iris Gardens

2011

Jonnye's Magic

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Navajo Velvet

Malevil Iris Gardens

2010

New Vision

Superstition Iris Gardens

2017

Noble Warrior

Superstition Iris Gardens

2011

Sand Dancer

Superstition Iris Gardens

2012

Shaman's Magic

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Silent Sentry

Superstition Iris Gardens

2014

Speckled Veil

ASI

2012

Tactical Diversion

ASI

2012

 Tom Waters

September 2010

updated April 2018

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