(1905) Fine Forms of Iris Stylosa by Gumbleton
The Garden p.35, January 21, 1905
Fine forms of Iris stylosa. The fine form of this most delightful winter- blooming Iris sent you by Mr. Caparne, and mentioned on page 2 of the 7th inst., is doubtless I. s. vir. pavouina sent to me some years ago by Messrs. Dammann of Naples with two other broad-leaved and strong-growing forms named respectively I. s. lilacina, with large, very pale lilac flowers, and I. s. marginata, with flowers of a deeper shade of lilac, margined with white. I received last autumn from another grower another Iris named I. s. pontica, but from its totally different habit of growth I do not think it belongs to the stylosa branch of the family at all. Its flowers also are comparatively poor and dull in colour. W. E. GUMBLETON.
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