(1904) Some New Hybrid Irises

Gardeners' Chronicle p.349, May 2, 1904 Charon TWO NEW HYBRID IRISES.

One of [the most interesting features at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society on May 17 was a collection of new Irises, shown by C. G . Van Tubergen, junr., Haarlem, Holland. Seven varieties were given awards by the Floral Committee, and of these we illustrate two on pp. 348, 349 that obtained First class Certificates. They all belonged to the Onco-Regelia group. "Charon," shown in fig. 150, is said to be from a cross between I. Korolkowi and I. atro-purpurea. It is one of the most distinct and beautiful Irises we have seen. The dominating colours are old-gold and bronze. The colour of the falls, excepting the neaily white margin, is of a mahogany shade reticulated with gold, and having a heavy black blotch at the tase. The standards are much the same as the falls, but suffused nearly all over with purple.
"Artemis" (fig. 151) is remarkable for the very large size of the standards, which are rich vinous-purple in colour, netted all over with darker veins and small spots. The falls are more distinctly drooping than those in most of the other flowers. They are of rich violet colour, with an ample blotch of a dark tone at the base.

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-- BobPries - 2014-07-22
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