1875 Iris longifolia, Notes Of The Week

The Garden, p170, February 27, 1875

We have received a flowering specimen of the dusky-coloured sweet-scented Iris longifolia from the Rev. J. T. Boscawen's garden at Tregoney, Cornwall, through the kindness of Mr. Tyerman, who remarks that it forms a useful companion to I. reticulata, I. (Xiphion) Histrio, and I. stylosa. I. longifolia is of a metallic purplish-green tint, something like that of the wing cases of the Rose beetle, while the tips of the outer segments are of a rich velvety brown. Irises are all, for the most part, easily-grown garden plants, and we are pleased to learn that their nomenclature has been carefully revised by Mr. Baker, who has already done such good service in that way in the case of other popular genera.

For more information on historic Irises visit the Historic Iris Preservation Society at

-- BobPries - 2014-09-26
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