Monday, June 08, 2009

Monday of Iris week - Space Ager ?

This iris is not a fave of mine, the light yellow and odd blue beard don't do much for me, but I'm sure there are those who do like this.
I am not sure where I got this particular iris from, or what it's name is :(
Probably the most notable thing about it is that it is a 'space-ager.'
Space agers " have horns that extend from the end of the beard. The horn is a spear like appendage that emerges from the fall at the end of the beard." (this description from Prevost gardens in San Jose, CA)
You can see it better on the first picture than on the closeup -
the end of the beard sticks out some. Odd.
It's not all bad. Pretty with a fresh coat of rain on it!
Happy Iris week!



4 comments:

donna said...

I have lots to learn about irises. Things like...space-ager, horns, beard. Maybe it's not the prettiest iris in your garden but I bet it has a great personality:)

Muum said...

Donna - I am learning as I go, too. love the variety!

Jean-Luc said...

I just find your blog today , I have also many iris ( more than 270 ) and my prefernce goes to space-age iris but also to dark blue and black iris
Titan's Glory is wonderfull

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Muum, I LOVE this iris! Anytime you want to banish it from your garden, you can send it my way! :-)