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A Visit to Superstition Iris Gardens

A Visit to Superstition Iris Gardens

Fair Warning!

This post will suck you in and may cause you to spend some $$$. 

Superstition Iris Gardens, May 2016I love Iris.
They are one of my favorite flowers (if it is possible to have a favorite) and this sign was put in front of the entrance to Superstition Iris Gardens just for me.

I took over 300 photos so I couldn’t possibly share them all but I will share some the next few months on Facebook and Instagram.

I had never heard of Superstition Iris Gardens but my friend who took me this time has been going for years and they know her by name.  She has the most gorgeous gardens and they are filled with Iris, I shared my trip to visit her gardens last Spring here, A Lovely Garden.

Since I have TONS of photos of the late blooming Iris (this is the last weekend they will be open as these are the last of the bloomers) I will share just some.

I will put the name of the Iris just before the photo and the cost for a rhizome as of the list I have.  Many have already sold out so if you wish to order any you need to hurry.

Bellagio $6
Superstition Iris Gardens, Bellagio

Brainstorm $7
Brainstorm, Superstition Iris Gardens

Barbara My Love $5

Barbara My Love, Superstition Iris Gardens

Dangerous Liaison (sold out)  this one is on my list to get next year! Perfect for my Secret Garden

Dangerous Liaison, Superstition Iris Gardens

Paul Black $6   (I just love the orange beard against the blue violet falls, this one is on my list too)
Paul Black, Superstition Iris Gardens

Passionate Kisses $7
Passionate Kisses, Superstition Iris Gardens

Love Actually $5 (sold out)
Love Actually, Superstition Iris Gardens

Bob’s Pride (sold out)  Don’t you just love the little horns on the beard
Bob's Pride, Superstition Iris Gardens

Spice Trader $6  (I love the hints of lavender coming down from under the beards)
Spice Trader, Superstition Iris Gardens

Rainbow High $7 (this one literally glows, it is so stunning!)
Rainbow High, Superstition Iris Gardens
Purple People Eater $6 (I got a good shot of the horns on this one)
Purple People Eater, Superstition Iris Gardens

That is just a fraction of the photos I took and of the choices of Iris.  I tried to get an over all shot but it just does not do it justice.
Superstition Iris Gardens

I am in no way affiliated with Superstition Iris Gardens, I just loved visiting their gardens and seeing all the gorgeous late blooming Iris.
I will be sure and visit sooner in the season next year so I can see the early blooming varieties.

Visit their Facebook page to get a look at their Iris Photo Albums.

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Alice L Smith

Thursday 11th of June 2020

I'm trying to locate an old iris "Bronze Bell" developed by R. SCHRIENER.  I contacted Schriener's nursery and they no longer have it.  I've also contacted HIPS and they suggested to contact Bluebird Iris Haven and she suggested that you might have it. If you don't, do you know where I can obtain another start of this bearded iris.

Pamela

Friday 12th of June 2020

No, I am sorry I don't have that one. Sounds gorgeous. I will put an inquiry out on some gardening forums to see. I did see one posted on Twitter from Filoli, it is a historic house and garden here in California: Filoli Bronze Bell Iris

Rainer Paasch

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Well I have question regarding blooming ? I have a lot of my Iris not producing any blooms. I fertilize with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. What am I doing wrong here, these are not new plants either.

Pamela

Monday 1st of October 2018

Iris need a lower nitrogen fertilizer. The one you mention has too much. There are many factors that can affect bloom, like being too crowded, not enough sun, planted a bit too deep. Here is more info on planting and dividing iris if you haven't seen it already:https://www.flowerpatchfarmhouse.com/how-to-plant-grow-and-propagate-iris/

Judith L

Monday 9th of May 2016

I love, love, love the Dangerous Liaison variety! I was surprised this spring to see a gorgeous purple and white ruffled iris come up in my bed of plainer purple iris. It had two blooms, followed by three more! They really took my breath away. After thinking about it, I remember adding some new rhizomes three years ago, but this is the first time this one bloomed. Iris is one of my favorite flowers - thanks for sharing these beauties!

Nell wilson

Sunday 8th of May 2016

My Granny in KY raised award winning iris (at county fair) and I learned to love iris st early age. I know they grow in shallow ground so I'm careful to not over-mulch. If I loosen up so more room between driveways, can I put in new varieties and not worry about cross breeding with my old violet color and lavender color varieties. I don't want to mess up the new ones.

Pamela

Sunday 8th of May 2016

You wouldn't mess up the news ones by placing them closer, they only change to a new variety from the seed that is cross pollinated. The rhizhomes stay true. So plant where you wish. I may try my hand and some crossing for fun and grow some from seed. Not sure I have the right conditions to be successful but it won't hurt to try.

A&I

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Thank you for sharing with us these photos and information. Unfortunately, in our country we have just two colors of Iris : Violet or white. then if i want to get other colors i've to travel to Europe ! then my dream is hard to be realized. thank you again and i wish you all the best Regards from Algeria

Pamela

Saturday 7th of May 2016

Wow, that would be rough for me to handle. I had not thought of something so plentiful here being scarce elsewhere around the world. The owners of the Iris garden I visited have come up with many of the colors themselves by cross breeding. All of that is quite fascinating to me though I have yet to try it.

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