1896, A White Netted Iris (Iris reticulata) by F. W. Burbridge
The Garden p.150, February 29, 1896
A white netted Iris. Mr. Smith, of Newry, writes to say that a pure white Iris reticulata with a blotch of yellow on each fall is one of the loveliest flowers now in bloom at Daisy Hill. At Straffan, Co. Kildare, a bed of the purple-blue type recently bore 600 open flowers at the same time. There also the much taller and larger-flowered I. reticulata major is flowering freely. The claret-coloured I. reticulata Krelagei is also very lovely just now, but to hear of a pure white form of this fragrant species is a very pleasant surprise.
F. W. BURBRIDGE.
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-- BobPries - 2014-11-06