1896, Iris Missouriensis

The Garden p.373, May 16, 1896

Iris missouriensis.— A bunch of flowers of this Iris was very charming in Mr. Prichard's hardy plant group at the Drill Hall last week. From the flowers alone one may be pardoned for regarding it as I. stylosa, but when the I8 inches or more of its stem are visible, it assumes more of the character of the Siberian group. For the first days of May it is a very charming kind and specially suited for the second row in the border. The flowers are of a pale mauve shade and very pleasing, and, seeing that it comes so early and is so free flowering, one wonders why so beautiful a plant is not largely grown, particularly when the flowers are obtainable on good long stems.

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-- BobPries - 2014-11-06
Topic revision: r1 - 06 Nov 2014, BobPries
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