The term “novelty iris describes iris that are divergent in pattern, form or habit from the mainstream of iris development.” (Ben Hager)
Iris Category: IB
Intermediate Bearded Iris (lB) stand from 16 inches (41 cm) to 27-1/2 inches (70 cm) high, with their bloom season overlapping the SBDs and the TB iris. Although IBs show their dwarf ancestry in early bloom season and very interesting color patterns, they are large enough that their individual stalks may be nicely branched, forming an elegant bouquet. Some varieties are most attractive in clumps, where they present a large amount of color (like the SDBs), while others are showiest in specimen plantings, where the stalks and individual blooms may be seen to best advantage.