|The Garden, p. 592, June 24, 1876 "Iris Darius, –This is the name of a singularly beautiful and distinct variety of Iris, in tbe collection at the Exotic Nursery, Tooting. The uprights are yellow, and the falls netted with purplish markings, distinctly edged with yellow. It, like others of the family, may be compared, as regards beauty, to some beautiful and strange Orchid.– Y."|
| The Garden, July 26, 1879 PLATE CXC.
IRIS DARIUS AND I. FLORENTINA VAR.
Drawing by the late NOEL HUMPHREYS. I
Few border flowers are greater favourites than Irises, the majority of which grown in gardens are collectively called German or Bearded Irises, in contrailistinction to the English (Xiphion latifolium) or the Spanish Iris (X. vulgare), which have bulbous root-stocks. Botanically considered, there are comparatively very few of the German Irises derived from the true I. germanica, as there seems but little variation in the colour of their blossoms. The species which appear to have yielded tlie greater number of the varieties are I. lurida, squales, neglecta, sambucina, aphylla, flavescens, and variegata. These are chiefly of tall growth. The dwarfer-growing kinds have probably sprung from I. pumila, lutescens, biflora, Chamaeiris, &c.
A descriptive list of the principal varieties of these will be found at p. 19.5, Vol. VI., of The Garden-.
The variety of the Florentine Iris represented in our plate was sent to us by Mr. Ewbank; its blossoms are bluer than the typet-This is nearly related to the new Cashmere Iris (I. cashmeriana), recently named by Mr. Baker, though it is later in flowering and more fragiant. Another section of Iris that has not yet been grown in gardens so extensively as it ought to be consists of the Beardless kinds, which comprise such as I. virginica, versicolor, sibirica, spuria, K;empferi, and many others of rare beauty. The culture of these is of the simplest kind; indeed, they grow well in any ordinarily good garden soil. ' W, G.
|High commendation, Royal Horticultural Society, 1916, raised by Mr. Brown at Tooting|
|The Garden, p. 105, Aug. 2, 1876 Iris Darius. — We omitted to mention last week that this beautiful Iris, of which we gave a coloured illustration, was raised in Mr. Parker's nursery at Tooting by Mr. Brown. It is one of the most desirable of Irises, being neat in habit, an abundant bloomer, and an efl'ective jilant grown in clumps and masses in the mixed border, margin of shrubberies, &c|
|Florist & Pomologist 1884|
|Gardeners' Chronicles 14 July 1894, 'Darius' simply mentioned as fine. Article mentions scorch, four and five merous flowers and list other distinctive varieties.|
| Macoun, Farr catalogs 1912:
Farr notes; "DARIUS. S. rich canary-yellow; F. lilac, margined white, rich orange beard. One of the most distinct and beautiful. 20 in. 25 cts."
|Freyers 1912 Catalog= "Darius. S rich canary-yellow; F lilac, margined white, rich orange beard. One of the most distinct and beautiful. 20 inches. 30 cts. "|
|The Garden 9 August, 1919|
|In the following catalogs: Francis 1920, Wing 1920, Vilmorin 1938, Fremont 1939, Wild 1939;|
|High Commendation, Royal Horticultural Society 1893, shown by Barr, Veitch|
|jpg||Darius4.jpg||manage||338 K||27 Nov 2018 - 20:13||Main.Harloiris||Photo by John Black, zone 4, Montana|
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|JPG||DariusBJ.JPG||manage||96 K||06 Feb 2012 - 17:43||Main.Betsy881||Photo by Blue J Iris|
|jpg||DariusRT.jpg||manage||22 K||21 Jan 2012 - 20:06||Main.Betsy881||Photo by Rick Tasco|
|jpg||IMG_5280.jpg||manage||83 K||17 Feb 2017 - 19:50||Main.davepote||Taken in my garden 2014, Reston, VA Zone 6B|
|jpg||The_garden_1879Darius.jpg||manage||73 K||09 Nov 2016 - 21:50||BobPries|
|JPG||darius01.JPG||manage||58 K||06 Nov 2014 - 04:14||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Kathryn Mohr|
|jpg||darius04.jpg||manage||121 K||13 Jun 2019 - 13:10||Main.TLaurin||Photo by Delane Langton-Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens|
|jpg||darius1-jb.jpg||manage||24 K||17 Feb 2013 - 02:39||Main.Harloiris||photo Mike Unser|