A very rare bearded iris from western Turkey, especially around Denizli and Mugla. It is variable in colour, either blue or yellow; with a white beard. We are offering seed from the blue form, which is a pale pearly blue suffused with darker blue in the center of the falls, hafts veined dull violet, beard white tipped yellow. It is so named because of the very conspicuous inflated purple spathes and bracts which subtend the flowers.
Picture supplied by Pat Toolan