Iris Field in Bloom
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This natural hybrid was collected sometime around 1612, making it one of the earliest form of a bearded iris to enter cultivation and, at that, hang around for so many years thereafter.  It's a petite, tailored plicata, grows like a weed, and forms very tidy, handsome clumps.  A great reminder of the evolution of bearded irises from the 1600s to now!

Note:  For years we've been growing this under the incorrect identity of 'Madame Chereau', something we should've taken note of much earlier than now.  The error stems from a mismarked plant from a supplier and a lack of vigilance to follow-up on our part.  If you've grown this from us, please accept our apologies for this error.