Joy Creek Nursery

041-210D4   Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt'     ( Algerian iris )

Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt'
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Winter can be a daunting time for those who feel incomplete without flowers blooming in the garden. Here is a stalwart iris that can help. Iris unguicularis 'Walter Butt' was found and introduced by plantsman E.B. Anderson at his home Bales Mead which was formerly owned by Walter Butt. The leaves of this selection are broader than the type species and the flowers are larger. The pale standards of the flowers rise above the soft lavender falls. There is feather-like veining at the base of the falls around a central streak of gold. The flowers are surprisingly fragrant. It takes some years for this iris to bulk up and flower freely. The evergreen foliage will have to serve as a consolation to impatient gardeners.

Winter to early spring.   18 in. x 24 in.

Pale Lavender flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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