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Iris x pseudata 'Ally Oops'


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Iris x pseudata 'Ally Oops' (ex: Jonthan Lehrer) – With light blue standards and falls, darker blue veining and bright yellow signals this is a lovely addition to the world of Iris. However, this is a changeable flower; some years flowers are apparently larger, some years the falls fade with more white in them still supporting bluer standards. In yet another year at Borglum's Iris Gardens the flower had more yellow in it. The flowering stalks mimic Iris sibirica types in some years and then can inexplicably form 2-way branching with extra buds. It almost seems that you can have several different irises for the price of one! It is certainly a chameleon of the iris world. The one constant... well, maybe two is that it is beautiful and its bloom period in the season of iris flowering is early-middle. Though this came to us from my good friend, Jonathan Lehrer, listed as an I. x pseudata Dana Borglum believes it may be a sterile sibirica and pseudacorus cross. The foliage certainly looks to be that of I. pseudacorus. But Mr. Borglum doesn't know with any certainty the parentage of 'Ally Oops'. It is named for the Borglums' youngest granddaughter, Ally, who at that time “was in a clumsy stage of her life.” Full to mostly sunny siting planted in fertile soil. Clumping. Moderate increase. Established potted Iris by division.


18 in


Light Blue

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris x pseudata 'Ally Oops'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Border
  • Massing
  • Specimen
  • Marginal

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.