1910, Iris Willmottiana
Gardeners' Chronicle p. 364, June 4, 1910
This Iris was introduced by Mr. van Tubergen from the mountains of Eastern Turkestan. It belongs to the dwarf Juno section, and flowers in April. The plant is similar in habit to I. caucasica, with a glistening green blade, and white, horny margin to the leaf. The flowers are sessile in the axils of the leaves, from three to seven flowers being borne on each stem, according to its strength. The top flower opens first, and the others successionally downwards. In colour, the flowers are a soft lavender-blue, with blotches of white on the falls; but it is stated that the colour varies in different plants. The species is proving a free and easy grower. C. F.
Ball, Royal Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Co.
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