Leonine Iris Introductions


2019 Introductions

Garnet Burst (Leonine Iris 2019)

Bloom: 14"  ;  Season:M
Standards: light pink with medium violet-red veining
Style-arms: light pink blending to peach
Falls: medium violet-red with violet-red veining
Signal: medium gold flare
Parentage: Carrot Top x Deep Blue Sea
Seedling: j-ctXdbs-d

Description: The last seedling from this cross with a surprising color. Smaller flowers on slender yet sturdy stalks. An eye-catcher!

Snow Vixen (Leonine Iris 2019)

Bloom: 13"  ;  Season:M
Standards: white; pale yellow rib
Style-arms: white with a pale yellow mid-rim
Falls: white with hints of frosty blue toward the edges; bright yellow veining
Signal: insignificant yellow-green at throat
Parentage: Pacific Rim x Sizzling Pitch
Seedling: j-prXsp-ai

Description: Not just another white! 'Snow Vixen' has proven to be a strong grower and is easy to transplant.

Peachberry Sorbet (Leonine Iris 2019)

Bloom: 12"  ;  Season:M-ML
Standards: pale violet-red with a hint of pale blue in the center
Style-arms: pale violet-red.
Falls: pale violet-red with a peach haze; deeper violet red veining
Signal: light purple cone tipped with a dash of peach
Parentage: Unknown
Seedling:

Description: An inherited PCI... Soft colors that make a subtle statement that can draw the eye to it.

Ghost Eyes (Leonine Iris 2019)

Bloom: 11"  ;  Season:M
Standards: pale peachpuff with hairline violet rim
Style-arms: pale peachpuff; violet mid-rib; deep violet at base feathering in to violet; hairline violet rim
Falls: pale peachpuff; violet rim
Signal: violet; distinct gold dart toward petal tip
Parentage:
Seedling:

Description: Another inherited iris that has long deserved introduction! Makes a nice mass of color when grown in bright shade.

Christina G. (Leonine Iris 2019)

Bloom: 14"  ;  Season:M
Standards: medium goldenrod; purple veining; violet smudge under a gold dart along the mid-rib
Style-arms: medium goldenrod; violet mid-rib
Falls: medium goldenrod mostly overlaid with deep violet blending to violet
Signal: medium goldenrod; gold flash and blue marks between the veins
Parentage: Unknown
Seedling:

Description: An inherited PCI... Christina can grow quite large if happy! Stately stalks, striking colors.

2018 Introductions

Dawning Sunset

PCI by Mother Nature (Leonine Iris 2018)
Bloom: 12"    Season: M
Standards: peach; deep purple veining
Style-arms: peach blending to pale yellow mid-rib
Falls: left quarter of petal peach; remaining petal pale violet-red; purple veining overall
Signal: golden thumbprint
Parentage: Unknown
Seedling:
Description: 'Dawning Sunset' is truly unique and hard to describe! When it first bloomed, the coloring was thought to be a typical first-bloom anomaly, yet it has continued with this pattern for several years, in part-shade and in full sun! It forms an attractive clump.

Tritrinka

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2018)
Bloom: 12"    Season: M
Standards: dark orchid; indigo veining
Style-arms: dark orchid with medium orchid overtones
Falls: dark orchid overlaid with deep purple
Signal: white at base; short golden rays extending
Parentage: Coin of the Realm x Star of Evening
Seedling: j-crXse-h
Description: 'Tritrinka' displays softened color for an understated yet eye-catching statement in the garden. The clump tends to be tight with moderately wide leaves. (AIS rejected the initial name of 'Jacinta'.)

Odd Man Out

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2018)
Bloom: 12"    Season: EM
Standards: cream blending to pale blue; short yellow dart at the base
Style-arms: pale blue-violet
Falls: medium slate blue
Signal: white overlay darting to the tip; yellow rays at base
Parentage: Pacific Rim x Sizzling Pitch
Seedling: j-prXsp-aj
Description: In a world of vibrant colors, 'Odd Man Out' stands on its own with its "silent type" presence. The plant is robust and one of the most readily transplanted PCI's I've ever worked with!

Skara Brae

PCI by Philip W. Remare (Leonine Iris 2018)
Bloom: 12"    Season: M
Standards: Sunflower ground, slight heather central flush, cedarwood veining paling toward edge
Style-arms: Popcorn
Falls: Small off-white area deep in throat, veined and shaded French lilac transitioning to English violet to heather, continuing as cedarwood veining and flush paling toward narrow sunflower edge
Signal:
Parentage: Unknown
Seedling: PCN-1
Description:  

2017 Introductions

Jaxyn

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2017)
Bloom: 12"    Season: M
Standards: creamy white; yellow at base; faint blue veins
Style-arms: creamy white with light yellow mid-rib
Falls: creamy white with violet veining; faded blue smudge at petal tip
Signal: round pale yellow; central rib bright yellow
Parentage: Pacific Rim x bee-cross
Seedling: j-prXuk-c
Description: With moderately heavy foliage, 'Jaxyn' displays very distinctive veining over a creamy white base. Strong grower!

Kalarada

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2017)
Bloom: 14"    Season: M
Standards: deep violet blending with violet
Style-arms: deep violet blending with violet
Falls: deep, velvety violet
Signal: large white burst with smaller yellow burst overlay toward the center of the fall, extending along the central vein
Parentage: Coin of the Realm x Star of Evening
Seedling: j-crXse-o
Description: Sister of 'Cosmic Sparks', 'Kalarada' boasts a deep velvety look that you want to reach out and feel!

Kikimarie

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2017)
Bloom: 11"    Season: EM
Standards: pale violet-red
Style-arms: pale violet-red
Falls: medium violet-red
Signal: expansive golden burst
Parentage: Unknown (collected seed)
Seedling:
Description: Inherited from Carla Lankow, 'Kikimarie' was grown from collected seed. The flowers are a simple form, yet when the entire clump is in bloom it's quite striking! The foliage is slender; grows in a compact clump. (AIS rejected the initial registration for 'Kimarie'.)

Sprocket

PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2017)
Bloom: 12"    Season: M
Standards: thistle with faint purple veins
Style-arms: thistle with purple mid-rib
Falls: dark orchid with thistle wire rim; indigo veins throughout
Signal: indigo halo around a thistle thumbprint and yellow dart
Parentage: San Ardo x Coin of the Realm
Seedling: j-saXcr-s
Description: Not just another purple iris! The markings are striking. The plant stays small and tends to make a tight, lush clump.

2016 Introductions

Cosmic Sparks

Seaman (2016)  Bloom: 13"  Season: M
Standards: violet with almost black veining; white wire rim
Style-arms: goldenrod with violet mid-rib; pale violet style crests
Falls: deep violet blending to dark magenta; white rim
Signal: large golden burst pattern; pale violet at throat
Parentage: Coin of the Realm x Star of Evening
Seedling: j-crXse-b

Dashelle

Seaman (2016)  Bloom: 14"  Season: M
Standards: pale violet with distinct darker veining
Style-arms: pale violet
Falls: violet
Signal: large white burst with extended streak along midrib; yellow at throat
Parentage: Carrot Top x Deep Blue Sea
Seedling: j-ctXdbs-e

Ida Loves To Dance

Leonine Iris (2016)  Bloom: 12"  Season: EM
Standards: plum with slate blue veining
Style-arms: plum with dark slate blue mid-rib and margin
Falls: medium purple;
Signal: white diffusing to indigo wash with narrow peru blaze with indigo veining
Parentage: Unknown

Toe Tapper

Seaman (2016)  Bloom: 14"  Season: M
Standards: medium orchid with short violet mid-rib; pale wheat at throat
Style-arms: lemon chiffon blending to orchid style crests
Falls: medium orchid
Signal: large lemon chiffon signal overlaid with violet markings
Parentage: Coin of the Realm x Star of Evening

2015 Introductions

Blushing Dawn

Leonine Iris (2016)  Bloom: 13"  Season: M
Standards: wheat with pale violet overlay; darker violet veining
Style-arms: goldenrod with deeper shading
Falls: blended deep gold and sienna with gold rim
Signal: pale violet extending into dark violet corona
Parentage: Unknown; believed to be from Ghio seed

By Gosh

Leonine Iris (2015)  Bloom: 12"  Season: M
Standards: pale violet with few deep violet veins extending to purple
Style-arms: pale violet; violet midrib
Falls: pale violet with wide violet halo
Signal: white with deep purple veins and yellow central slash
Parentage: Unknown

Karmic Venture

Leonine Iris (2016)  Bloom: 12"  Season: EM
Standards: plum with slate blue veining
Style-arms: plum with dark slate blue mid-rib and margin
Falls: medium purple;
Signal: white diffusing to indigo wash with narrow peru blaze with indigo veining
Parentage: Unknown

Morticia

Jean Witt (2015)  Bloom: 14"  Season: M
Standards: beige
Style-arms: beige
Falls: beige
Signal: yellow, sharply ringed in violet with lavender-blue wash diffusing out into the beige ground color; base of petals and perianth tube conspicuously purple-black
Parentage: Unknown; believed to be from I. macrosiphon

Red Delicious

Cole (2014)    Bloom: 12"    Season: E-M
Standards: pink-ecru, veined dark red
Style-arms: pale straw-yellow, style crests pink-ecru
Falls: dark red, veined darker, flared, arched
Signal: yellow, small, fine dark red veins; ruffled pink-white thin rim on all petals
Parentage: Dracularity X Big Smile

2014 Introductions

Heatstroke

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 15"  Season: M
Standards: wheat with pale violet overlay; darker violet veining
Style-arms: goldenrod with deeper shading
Falls: blended deep gold and sienna with gold rim
Signal: pale violet extending into dark violet corona
Parentage: Unknown; believed to be from Ghio seed

Cuddle and Fluff

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 15"  Season: M
Standards: pale violet with few deep violet veins extending to purple
Style-arms: pale violet; violet midrib
Falls: pale violet with wide violet halo
Signal: white with deep purple veins and yellow central slash
Parentage: Unknown

Phantom Moon

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 14"  Season: M
Standards: dove gray with pale lavender wash and veining
Style-arms: pale dove gray with white rib
Falls: gray with a fading lavender halo around signal
Signal: white with distinct dark gray veins
Parentage: Unknown; believed to be part I. munzii

Rural Living

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 14"  Season: M
Standards: golden yellow; deep maroon parallel veins to center of petal
Style-arms: golden yellow
Falls: golden yellow
Signal: deep maroon covering most of petal extending into heavy veins; yellow fountain along midrib
Parentage: Unknown; believed to be from Ghio seed

Licton Springs

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 8"  Season: M
Standards: medium purple with a plum mid-rib
Style-arms: medium purple
Falls: medium orchid
Signal: dark orchid thumbprint with white overlay and midnight blue veining; peru central vein
Parentage: Unknown; seedling Aitken 82PC10

Knickers

Leonine Iris (2014)  Bloom: 12"  Season: M
Standards: slate violet; slender
Style-arms: slate violet
Falls: deep violet blue
Signal: elongated white with dark blue veining and yellow central vein
Parentage: Unknown