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■ (SPEC) Iris bulleyana Dykes

Iris bulleyana 1910, botanical author Dykes

Iris bulleyana Dykes (William Rickatson Dykes, 1910, Western China); Section Limniris ; Series Sibericae ; 14-18" (35-45 cm), Color Class-B3M; Standards violet, falls violet at the tips, streaked and dotted with violet on a white ground; See below:
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The Gardeners' Chronicle 418. 25 June 1910;
Dykes,The Genus Iris, Tab. 6, 30. 1913,
The origin of this fine Iris is at present something of a mystery. I owe my specimens to the kindness of Mr. A. K. Bulley, from whom I understood that they were from the same source as I. Forrestii. However, on my showing Mr Forrest an autochrom photograph of the Iris, he told me that he did not remember collecting the plant or even seeing it in the wild state. I. Bulleyana is perhaps best described as an I. Clarkei with a hollow, unbranched stem. In some ways it is very close to I. Forrestii but its seeds and capsule and also the poise of the segments of the flower are quite different.
In cultivation it apparently requires the same conditions as I. Forrestii.
Mathew believes it maybe a natural hybrid between Iris forrestii and Iris chrysographes.
Wal.1916; Bennett 1929; Vilm. 1938;


Hollowstem Iris. ----

Chromosome number:

2n=40, Simonet, 1932. ----


  • Iris bulleyana_ cultivars: 'Bulleyana Alba', 'Red Emperor', 'Splashdown'.



  • Iris bulleyana_ crosses: (crosses within the subseries Chrysographes are often called Sino-Siberians)
    Iris bulleyana X Iris chrysographes : 'Bullegraphes', 'Jenkinsii'.
    Iris chrysographes X Iris bulleyana: 'Chrysogana Purpurea'.

Distribution and Cultivation

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bulleyana.jpgjpg bulleyana.jpg manage 21 K 30 Jan 2011 - 12:04 IrisP  
bulleyana_seed.jpgjpg bulleyana_seed.jpg manage 43 K 29 Sep 2010 - 17:29 UnknownUser Seed
irisbulleyana9.jpgjpg irisbulleyana9.jpg manage 177 K 22 Apr 2021 - 15:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Christine Skelmersdale-Broadleigh Gardens-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r12 - 22 Apr 2021, TLaurin
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