That was my choice...and I thought perhaps a newer cultivar of N caerulea. I made note of the Native species for info only. My Neomarica caeruleas were severely destroyed by my neighbor's storm toppled tree and its' removal. 8-(
He was very upset when it happened...the heavy equipment finished off what the tree started. He apologized and showed up a couple days later with a dozen lovely Louisiana Irises...they are very pretty, but I had to smile to myself when he offered them as replacements for the "Louisiana Irises" that got ruined. He was tickled that he got the exact color blue...grin I felt a touch guilty taking them, as the Neomaricas were culled from my MIL's totally overgrown bed. But I did thank him profusely. grin
I'd say he gets "A" for effort, "D" for plant ID. Sounds like a decent neighbour. I just had a similar issue. All of a sudden I have $5000 deposit in my account. Now, considering I have $11 to get me by until late next week, I'm a bit wide-eyed. As I said to the advocate, "Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil." We made the call, branch error, it coulda been a great shopping spree but honesty & integrity I hold close. I told the rep that her colleague owes me atleast a thank you for I could have withdrawn it all and had some fun.
Considering that amount is half my annual income, it was most disturbing. It also made it very difficult to determine how much I really had in my account as it is difficult to split hairs on a beehive hairdo.