(1913) A Delightful Netted Iris (I. Histrioides)

The Garden p.42, January 25, 1913

A Delightful Netted Iris.— At the time of writing (January 16) the charming variety of Iris reticulata known as histrioides is in full bloom. The flowers are deep blue in colour and a shade deeper, almost purple, in the falls, with cream markings radiating from a golden line running down the centre. Since the flowers are produced in little tufts near to the ground, it seems to suggest that it would be an admirable subject for intermingling with yellow Crocuses now coming into bloom. It is one of the daintiest of January flowers, showing a preference for a light soil and sheltered position. — Q., Surrey.

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-- BobPries - 2014-07-18
Topic revision: r1 - 18 Jul 2014, BobPries
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