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P.O. Box 19
Boulder, CO. 80306

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Catalog

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Terms and Abbreviations

S
standards or upright petals
F
falls or down turned petals
B
beards, the fuzzy structures on the falls
Hafts
shoulder area of the falls, on either side of the beards
Self
standards and falls are the same color
Plicata
petals are rimmed, dotted or stitched with color, usually on a white or yellow background
Amoena
white standards with colored falls
Variegata
yellow standards with red or brown falls
Signals
dark patches below beards, characteristic of arilbred iris
DYKES
”The Ultimate Award”. Designates varieties that have received the Dykes Medal in the U.S. and in which year
( )
Information in the parentheses is the name of the hybridizer and the year the variety was introduced into commerce

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  MINIATURE DWARF BEARDED (MDB)

Diminuative Harbingers of Spring. At just 2"-8" tall these tiny treasures are the earliest of the bearded iris to bloom. In our fields they usually start blooming in late March or early April. Miniature dwarfs thrive in a climate with a definite cold season and are best enjoyed in a rock garden or elevated planting. You'll want to make it easy to sniff their dainty blossoms - most are very fragrant!

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  STANDARD DWARF BEARDED (SDB)

Versatile & Vigorous. These gems of the Spring garden bloom later than Miniature Dwarf and earlier than Intermediate or Tall Bearded. They stand 8"- 15" tall. SDBs will form clumps that provide you with wonderful mounds of color and nice cushions of spiky leaves.

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  INTERMEDIATE BEARDED IRIS (IB)

Perfect "Tween" Size. Bridge the gap, both in size and bloom season, between the Dwarfs and the Tall Beardeds, with Intermediates that stand 16"-28" tall.

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  TALL BEARDED (TB)

Tried and True - Old and New Most of the iris in our main listing are Tall Bearded, with stalks over 28" tall and as high as 40" (there are some Border Bearded (BB) that are 16'-28" tall). Their time of bloom ranges from mid-April in the southern states to late June in the far north and high elevations. Most varieties bloom once a year in the spring, although some will rebloom in the summer and fall in warm climates.

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  EARLY START COLLECTION

A collection of 5 different Miniature Dwarfs. All labeled. Just $13.00

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  TROUT'S TREASURES

Our newest cat, Trout, came to us from Uzbekistan. No, she didn't walk all the way but came thanks to the Peace Corps and our neighbor. Trout, with her wide experience in the world, is content to stay put and help with selecting a wonderful collection of Standard Dwarf Bearded irises. She is short of stature and hardy, like these shorter beauties. She promises to give you a world class value for your money. A collection of 5 different SDBs. All labeled, (Trout's choice). Just $15.00

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  GOATS' GATHERINGS

Our newest residents, the goats, have grabbed with gusto the chance to select a grouping of great Intermediate Bearded irises for your garden. These cavorting, carefree, caprines have consented to not chew or take capricious chunks out of your iris before we ship them to you. The goats have observed these iris as they graze and are eager to choose just the right irises for you. (Goats' choice)Just $17.00

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  CENTENNIAL COLLECTION

This collection makes a great gift. Since it is often a person's first exposure to modern bearded irises, we strive to provide a top-notch selection of varieties. 5 different colors, all labeled, Tall Bearded varieties (Our choice) for only $27.50

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  2017 Introductions from Long's Gardens

NEW FOR 2017! We're pleased to present some fine new creations from Colorado hybridizers.

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