(1911) Iris Luna

Luna

Gardeners' Chronicle p.365, June 10, 1911

IRIS LUNA.

Amongst a selection of Regelio-cyclus Irises it us by Mr. C. G. van Tubergen, Junr., Haarlem, is a fine new variety named 'Luna' (see fig. 168). the result of crossing I. Korolkowii with a bluish-tinged form of I. atrofusca. The Reglio-cyclus Irises combine the luxuriant growth and flowering of the Regelia varieties, with the beautiful colours of those of the Oncocyclus section. Mr. Tubergen informs us that he lifts the plants annually about the middle of July, when their growth is completed, and that the rhizomes are kept perfectly dry until they are planted about the middle of October. These Irises grow best in a rich, sandy soil containing lime or marl. The ground should be manured some time previous to planting, as fresh manure is harmful to them.

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-- BobPries - 2014-07-16
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