This is another group
of iris that have seeds with arils. They are called
hexapogon because they have 6 beards. In early
summer, they bear 4 to 6 inch wide flowers in tan
and smoky shades, many with prominent veined petals.
The plants grow to about 2 or 3 feet in height.
Most of them
originated in Northern
Iran and are a little easier
to grow than the Oncocycius iris. The Regelias also
require dry conditions in the summer but not as
drastic as the Ococycius so are considered somewhat
easier to grow.
have resulted from a cross of Oncocyclus and Regelia
irises which attempt to combine the flashy flowers
of the Oncoclyus with the slightly easier culture of
the Regelia iris. These crosses are often called Oncogelias or
Regeliocyclus. A few of the commonly
grown cultivars include:
A series of related
iris called the Mohr group are also commonly grown.
The cultivar 'Lady Mohr' is widely grown.