The pure white standards are tipped with a soft blue-violet, while the falls are broadly edged in bands of deep amethyst and the beard glows saffron orange. 'Conjuration' is a very floriferous Iris, with 8-12 buds per stem. Mid- to late season.
Winner of both the Wister Medal and the Dykes Medal in 1998. The Dykes Medal is the Nobel prize of the Iris world, given annually to just one Tall Bearded Iris. Plants so recognized are famous for generations, but most important, they are superior garden plants.
Iris is a large genus with upwards of 200 species, which range from inconspicuous wildlings to the extravagant. Plenty of sun and well-drained soil with a pH near neutral are the primary requirements for their success. Bearded Iris are best planted in the fall because they go dormant in June and are harvested in August. We start shipping bareroot plants in early September, continue to late October for warmer zones. For Zones 3–4 (yes, they are hardy in Zone 3), we recommend early orders, which we will fill in early to mid-September.