(AB) 'Sir Dighton Probyn'
'Sir Dighton Probyn'
(Sir Michael Foster
before 1909) IMB, Color code=S, (iberica
) Introduced by Perry 1919; Bonnewitz 1920; Award of Merit Royal Horticultural Society 1909, shown by Perry.
Perry in Gardeners' Chronicle, p.274, 1909
notes: "Iris hybrida Sir Dighton Probyn (I. pallida dalmatica x I. iberica). "A very handsome and showy plant of good stature and considerable merit. The standards or erect petals are coloured a rosy mauve and faintly though freely lined with white. The purplish crimson or reddish falls are of a large size and are rendered more conspicuous by a signal or blotch of dark velvet colour. The style-branches are coloured a rich brownish crimson, which renders the variety very conspicuous. The variety, too, is possessed of a fine habit, and this largely partaking of I. pallida will render it most welcome for the decoration of the garden. From Mr. Amos Perry, Enfield."
note disparity in pod parent from 1939 checklist.
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