■ (SPEC) Iris albomarginata R. C. Foster
1936, Botanical author R. C. Foster
_Iris albomarginata_ R. C. Foster
(Robert C. Foster
); Subgenus Scorpiris
. Juno; 8-12" (20-30 cm); "Electric blue"-Brian Mathew, The Iris;
| This plant was first described by Boris Fedschenko in Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier, ser. 2, iv. page 917. in 1904. But the name he chose, Iris coerulea, had been used by Spach, Hist. Veg. Phan. xiii. 50 (1846) for a plant, which is a I. pumila hybrid, and therefore was renamed by Foster as Iris albomarginata in reference to the white margins of the leaves a characteristic of several of the species in the Juno section. Flor. USSR;
| R. C. Foster in Contrib. Gray Herb. n. s. No. cxiv. 42. (1936);
| A Guide to Species Irises, their Identification and Cultivation, The Species Group of The British Iris Society, 1997, Cambridge;
Iris caerulea B. Fedtschenko.
2n=50 Bochantseva 1966; 2n=20 (as Iris caerulea B. Fedtschenko) Bochantseva 1966.
Distribution and Cultivation
| Distribution: Region:
| Cultivation: seems to be the same as most bearded irises with perhaps a special emphasis on good drainage
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