1896, Iris Hexagona
Garden And Forest p276, June 8, 1896
Iris hexagona, La Mance. Another season's growth of this Arkansas variety confirms the first impression as to its being a handsome form. Among the many Irises it would be difficult to name the must beautiful and pleasing, but this has claims to be numbered among the choicest of a generally handsome family. There are others of more delicate and quaint hues, but the color of this is as nearly blue as is found in flowers. The flowers are wide-spreading, with flat segments, and three or four are borne on short pedicels on one side of a leafy prostrate stem. It is perfectly hardy and has long, thick, creeping rhizomes. The white-flowered form of Ins hexagona, discovered in Florida by Mr. Mead, does not prove to be hardy here.
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