■ (SPEC) 'Albopurpurea'

1896, Baker Iris albopurpurea

'Albopurpurea' (John Gilbert Baker, 1896-E., Asia, China, Japan). Section Limniris , Series Laevigatae . White flecked Cerulean blue; The original plant described by Baker was mixed in with a shipment of Japanese Iris and differs only from typical Iris laevigata by its flower color which was white flecked with blue and purple. He described it as a new species but is undoubtedly only a garden form. Although it breeds true several other garden forms showing greater or less purple have been described under the name albopurpurea with additional modifiers. Van Tubergen 1916; Wallace 1916. Iris laevigata Fischer.

reference Bot.Mag tab. 7511. 1896 illustrated; Van Tubergen 1916; Wallace 1916; Perry 1938; Starker 1938; Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society, 1910

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