Iris A-Z: N

‘Neutron Dance’

It is very odd that only have one photo of iris beginning with N. Perhaps there was some blip in my cataloguing or that every time I visited a nursery I needed lunch when I got to row M and then returned to the wrong spot to carry on because I have lots of Ps. So I am restricted to just this one, which I still grow.

It is an Australian hybrid bred by Barry Blyth (‘Alpine Journey’ x ‘Beachgirl’ ) and, by today’s standards, quite an old iris, being introduced in 1987. As such the flower is not huge or deeply ruffled but I do like the classic shape. It blooms early in the season and is compact at 86cm.

This pattern is know as an ‘amoena’, meaning that the ‘falls’ are one colour and the ‘standards’ are white. The colours are quite crisp and distinct although, despite some descriptions, not pure white but brushed with yellow. It has up to 8 buds per stem. Lists often say that the flowers have no scent but they certainly do and I was quite struck by the nice perfume. It is a good grower and has done well in the past two years.

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