I. korolkowii, parent of many outstanding hybrids, teamed here with ‘Persian Pansy’ to produce a multi-hued beauty which catches the eye with its iridescent mauve-lavender hafts, and takes it from there. The falls morph to plum and amber at their edges; the standards have plummy-grey tones with lilac highlights and deep purple veining. And did we mention the luxiuriant pale-blue beards? Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.