Iris 'Lone Wolf' - Iris x germanica
21" x 21" HD Matte Metal for $320.00
This beautiful bearded Iris is one of hundreds on display every year in late May and early June at Presby Gardens in Montclair. www.presbyirisgardens.org.
Located at the base of the 7 1/2 acre Mountainside Park in Montclair, the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens contain over 14,000 Irises of approximately 3,000 varieties, and produce over 100,000 blooms over the course of the season, which is typically mid-May through the first week of June.
I usually try to visit in the first week of June when the Peony bushes in front of the house are in bloom, too; and I usually opt for an overcast day to eliminate harsh shadows in my photographs.
I also have a Gallery on this website with over 100 images of the many varieties there. www.davidandersonward.com/
If you even think you like Irises, Presby Gardens has to be seen in person. It's not flashy from the street where you can park, but once in the garden you realize just how incredible all these varieties are up close - and some were introduced 50-100 years ago and are still thriving.
And their Tree Peonies are amazing, too - and they are usually in bloom in early June.
Tree Peony doesn't mean they are trees. They just have woody stems and don't die back to the soil every year like herbaceous Peony do and are about 3' to 4' tall. They are in a planting in front of the house and some others are out by the sign. All are spectacular.
It's worth the drive there to see this small park - one of the largest display of Iris anywhere in the world - and it's right here in New Jersey.
This 'Lone Wolf' variety was introduced in 2019 by Schreiner's and grows abundant blooms 37" tall with lavender standards, velvety purple falls, with lavender veining around the beards and a lighter purple border on the falls. It's absolutely stunning to see this Iris in person and the HD Matte Metal presents this amazingly well.
If you like lavender and dark purple, this would be a stunning piece for your home or office.
Any of the images in my Presby Gardens Gallery are also available as HD Matte Metal.
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