Species X Iris (Iris x nelsonii) in the Irises Database

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Botanical names:
Iris x nelsonii Accepted
Iris nelsonii Synonym

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): collected in the wild in 1938
Classification: Interspecies Hybrids---Species X
Registered Height: 30 inches but can vary from 24 - 48 inches
Bloom Season: Mid
Bloom Color Classification: Red
Fragrance: Absent

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Iris brevicaulis x Iris fulva x Iris hexagona

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Apr 14, 2013 10:08 AM

I. nelsonii, aka Abbeville Iris, is a hybrid species consisting of I. fulva, I. giganticaerulea and I. brevicaulis and is a native of the swamps near Abbeville, Louisiana. Although similar to I. fulva in bloom, its color is more intense and the flowers are larger.

Note that a yellow form also exists.

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