(SPEC) 'Abbey's Violet'
before 1982, Collected
(Referred to by B. LeRoy Davidson
, 1982). Crested Iris, a darker blue purple form. Flowers 1 1/2 inch in diameter, ground color dark red violet (RHS 86A), falls appearing darker than standards when first opening. Mentioned in American Rock Garden Society Bulletin. Iris cristata Solander
. This cristata has been widely distributed but never properly registered. It is believed that it reflects the name of a nursery that first offered it for sale.
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