March 22nd, 2003
Iris albicans

photo: Iris albicans
Iris albicans. Austin Texas March 2003.

Iris albicans surprised me this week.

photo: Iris albicans

photo: Iris albicans

Zanthan Gardens History

Dug up the clump of Iris albicans by the birdbath and replanted the 13 largest rhizomes. They are very matted and small.

by M Sinclair Stevens

5 Responses to post “Iris albicans”

  1. From Vickie (Georgia):

    How do they do in cooler weather? I have some that my aunt is wanting up north.

    I don’t know since I garden in Texas. Do any of you northern gardeners grow Iris albicans successfully? — mss

  2. From Rachel @ in bloom:

    Wow, your Iris albicans is gorgeous!

  3. From Lisa Davis San Antonio:

    Do you know where one can buy the iris albicans? Scott Ogden writes that these are good for our area and I see quite a bit of information on this iris, but no source from which to buy. Would appreciate your input. Thank you. Lisa

  4. From Jimgardener in Memphis:

    Just listed for sale at

  5. From Phil MacNames Round Rock, TX:

    I find quite a few iris albicans in abandoned lots throughout central Texas. If you are interested in buying some please E-Mail me. I also collect and sell other heirloom bulbs, i.e., oxbloods, narcissus, hippeastrum johnsonii. I’m sure you will find my pricing far less than SouthernBulbs. Although I respect what these guys are doing.