1910, Two Beautiful New Irises by Wyndham Fitzherbert
The Garden, p. 337, July 9, 1910
THE FLOWER GARDEN.
TWO BEAUTIFUL NEW IRISES.
ONE of the most interesting features at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society on June 21 consisted of the Irises, and two exquisite kinds each received an award of merit. We have previously described these gems, but reproduce our remarks.
Iris albopurpurea colcheslerense. The varietal name here given distinguishes a very beautiful and highly ornamental plant from the species described some years ago in the Botanical Magazine, the present plant having been received from a distinct source under the specific name. In many ways the plant is a great beauty, indeed, well-nigh unique, and for water-side gardening or those moister spots in the garden in which so many plants delight will be found a great gain. The long, ovate falls are of deep violet blue, with white base, and irregularly bordered white. The long, erect and narrow standards are bluish white and slightly waved at the margin. It is a plant of distinction and great merit, for which any description would prove inadequate. This was shown by Messrs. R. W. Wallace and Co., Colchester.
Iris Fulvala (1. fulva x I. hexagona Lemancei). A very beautiful and interesting hybrid of nearly uniform purplish colouring. The branching character of the hybrid is also distinct, the newcomer being of a decidedly artistic bearing. This was exhibited by an Iris raiser and enthusiast, W. R. Dykes, Esq., Charterhouse, Godalming.
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