1884 Iris Stylosa
The Gardeners' Chronicle p151, February 2, 1884
. As another instance of the mildness of the season, attested by numerous correspondents from many parts of the country, it may be mentioned that this winter-blooming Iris has been opening beautiful and fully developed llowers for some time in the ordinary collection at Kew. This occupies a narrow border alongside a wall with an eastern aspect, and no other protection has been given. There is a figure of this species in Desfontaine's Flora Atlantica, I., xl., 5. It is recorded in gardening books as having been introduced from the island of Corfu, although an eminent authority is of opinion that it is confined to Algeria alone. Its pale blue flowers, enlivened with feathered markings on the lower part of the segments, is very welcome out-of-doors, although we frequently see it grown under the protection of a cool frame.
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