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Some abbreviations you will need to know

AB – arilbred

AR – aril

BB – border bearded

E – early bloom season

EE – extra early bloom season

F – falls (sepals)

IB – intermediate bearded

JA – japanese iris

L – late bloom season

LA – louisiana iris

M – midseason bloom

MDB – miniature dwarf bearded iris

MTB – miniature tall bearded iris

OG – oncoregelia

OGB – oncocyclusOnc – oncocyclus

PCI – pacific coast iris

Plic – plicata

RB – regelia-bred

RC – regeliocyclus

RE – Rebloomer

S – standards (petals)

SDB – standard dwarf bearded iris

Sdlg. – seedling

slb – sibling

SIB – siberian iris

SPEC – species

SPEC-X – species hybrid

SPU – spuria iris

TB – tall bearded iris

VE – very early bloom season

VL – very late bloom season

“Flowers are not made by singing “oh, how beautiful, and sitting in the shade.”

By Rudyard Kipling