(1909) New Iris Germanica
Florist's Exchange p.609, October 23, 1909
New Iris Germanica
Goos & Koenemann, florists of Niederwalluf, Germany, have originated four new Iris Germanica, which will be put on sale next year. Lohengrin is gigantic in growth, with immense foliage, aud remarkably large flowers, Cattleya pink in color. These, set on thick stems, with many buds frequently opening at the same time, form a magnificent bouquet ; the petals are about 2 ins. wide and the flower as a whole nearly 5 ins. long. In the variety Nibelung the upper petals are olive green tinged with pale yellow ; the pendent petals are a deep violet purple with a mottled cream colored edge. The size is about the same as the preceding. Princess Victoria Luise has clear, light yellow upper petals, while the lower are a deep plum color with a creamy yellow edge. The flowers of this sort are somewhat smaller than those of the preceding. Rhein-Nixe has pure white upper petals with deep violet blue lower petals edged with white. The stems are 40 ins. long aud much branched ; one of these will fill a vase with flowers lasting more than a week. These novelties are of further interest to the florist in that they may be easily shipped in the bud and will unfold freely when unpacked. Binderkunst.
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