1872, Iris Nudicaulis, (see Iris aphylla)

The Garden p.586, May 25, 1872

Iris nudicaulis. — Do lovers of hardy plants sufficiently know and esteem this ? I think not. It has the vigour of the German Iris, which thrives so well on all soils in town and country, and the dwarfness of the old Crimean Iris. It is, however, much sturdier than this, and is, in a word, second to no hardy plant introduced of late years. It is suited for the front ranks of the herbaceous border, and also well deserves a position among the more vigorous plants in the rock-garden, being so dwarf. It should be in every garden where early summer flowers are valued. I first saw it in the Paris gardens in 1867, and brought home some plants, which have since multiplied, so that the plant is now easily obtained. — W.

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-- BobPries - 2014-09-26
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