Introducing in 2018

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:

'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 attracive clump.
Jacinta
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

'Jacinta' displays softened color for an understated yet eye-catching statement in the garden. The clump tends to be tight with moderately wide leaves.



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

In a world of vibrant colors, 'Odd Man Out' stands on its own with its "strong silent type" presence. The plant is robust and one of 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:

 



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:

With moderately heavy foliage, 'Jaxyn' displays very distinctive veining over a creamy white base.
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

Sister of 'Cosmic sparks', 'Kalarada' boasts a deep velvety look that you want to reach out and feel!



Kimarie
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:
Inherited from Carla Lankow, 'Kimarie' 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.
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

Not just another purple iris. The markings are striking. The plants stays small and tends to make a tight, lush clump.



2016 Introductions
Cosmic Sparks
PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 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

This is our first hybrid to be introduced. It was also the first to bloom of our first batch of seedlings, so it hold a special place in our hearts! While it's had a few challenging years, it's now ready to go out in to the world for other to enjoy!
Dashelle
PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 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

Another of our first hybridizing efforts. This cross produced only 5 seeds; each grew to produce distinctly differnt flowers. The plant is a hardy grower, with nice erect foliage in a tight clump.



Ida Loves To Dance
PCI by Robert Seaman (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

This was a you've-got-to-have-this-iris that initally came from Ann and Dwayne Booth! After growing it for several years and watching it flourish and noting the uniqueness of the bloom we've decided it's time to make it official.
Toe Tapper
PCI by Robert Seaman (Leonine Iris 2016)
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 Iris macrosiphon

Named in honor of my beloved clogging partner, and cloggers everywhere! Another from the first patch of crosses, this plant is also a hardy grower and transplants well



2015 Introductions
Blushing Dawn
2015 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

This iris has been with me so long, I'm not sure where it came from. It's a very hardy grower, easy to divide and transplant and a prolific bloomer!
By Gosh
2015 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

A gift from a friend, this iris caught our attention when we notice 3 short branches on each stem! It must have some i. douglasiana in it, but the rounded flower form is more along the lines of a typical garden hybrid. Hybridizing with the iris should produce some interesting offspring!



Karmic Venture
2015 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

This is an iris that had been given to us as a named variety, but when it bloomed, it wasn't even close! After growing it for several years and watching it flourish and noting the uniqueness of the bloom we've decided it's time to make it official.
Morticia
PCI by Jean Witt (Leonine Iris 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 Iris macrosiphon

An unusual color. Plant is extremely hardy and thrives in just about any location!



Red Delicious
by Deborah Cole (R. 2014)
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, finely dark red veins; ruffled pink-white ⁄₈˝ rim on all petal
Parentage: Dracularity X Big Smile

A vigorous grower with excellent color. Stands out in the crowd!


2014 Introductions
Heatstroke
2014 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

This iris had been given the garden name of "Heatstroke" by Debby Cole many years ago but never registered. After growing it for several years and loving the color combination and how well it transplanted, Debby agreed to allow us to register it.
Cuddle and Fluff
2014 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

A gift from a friend, this iris caught our attention when we notice 3 short branches on each stem! It must have some i. douglasiana in it, but the rounded flower form is more along the lines of a typical garden hybrid. Hybridizing with the iris should produce some interesting offspring!



Phantom Moon
2014 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

This is an iris that had been given to us as a named variety, but when it bloomed, it wasn't even close! After growing it for several years and watching it flourish and noting the uniqueness of the bloom we've decided it's time to make it official.
Rural Living
PCI by Bob Seaman (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

Another iris that turned out not be what it was suppossed to be. No matter, it fabulous just as it is!



Licton Springs
2014 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

And another no-name iris we've loved for many years as it is a fantastic grower, short and cute! Several years ago we noticed a similar iris identified with a seedling number growing in a friends garden and asked for a division. They were identical, so we were able to contact Terry Aitken and ask to be allowed to register it. It's a hardy grower and make be a great parent for future hybridizing.
Knickers
2014 Leonine Iris Introduction
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

This iris simply showed up in the garden one year and since then it's proven itself to be a strong bloomer as well strong grower that responses well to dividing. It's probably a close-to-species throwback, but quite garden worthy anyway!