photo: tall bearded iris 'Alizes'
Tall bearded iris ‘Alizes’. 2005-05-07. Austin, Texas. Zone 8.

May 7th, 2005
Iris ‘Alizes’

In 2000, I bought three similar tall bearded irises: ‘Alizes’, ‘‘, and ‘‘. The ‘Alizes’ were $6.00 each (actually $3.00 with Schreiner’s discount factored in). One characteristic that distinguishes ‘Alizes’ is the full, cupped shape of its brilliant white standards. (Warning: the Schreiner’s photo shows an unreal shade of bright blue, which it isn’t. ‘Alizes’ is a deep blue tending toward violet.)

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