Is it possible for a Dutch Iris (blue) to produce a spike with 1 Yellow...

Asked April 23, 2014, 11:09 AM EDT

Is it possible for a Dutch Iris (blue) to produce a spike with 1 Yellow flower, and another bud that look as if it will also produce a yellow flower? Three other spikes have buds, which look as if they will yield the normal blue flowers. I have never had yellow Dutch Irises in my garden ever. I have photos I can send.

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is it yellow on the same plant or separate plants? One blue and one yellow?

SAME plant - I bought blue Dutch Iris 14 years ago, and have NEVER had any yellow Dutch Iris. SEE attached photos. Of the 4 flowering spikes, three bore the normal dark blue flowers. The 4th spike was only half the height (2 foot) and bore yellow flowers. How is that biologically possible? I live 8 miles from central London, England