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■ (Spec) 'Francis Wormesley'

pre 1980, Sir Cedric Morris?

'Francis Wormesley' (Sir Cedric Morris? pre 1980) ( unregistered) Series Unguiculares. SPEC, Earliest known listing by Beth Chatto Gardens limited. Because it is not registered there is no official description (even the spelling of the name varies). The following is a description based upon plants offered by Sequim Rare Plant and recieved in bloom (2/15/2012);
Height 8" (20 cm). Standards slightly redder than RHS Violet blue group 90a/b but not as red as RHS violet group 83a/b. base of blade and claw of petal becoming rosey pink towards base, falls same violet blue with signal area having a pattern of white lines on either side and in front of a yellow spear. The central yellow band bright sulphur yellow at its tip and become a soft greenish yellow towards its base. 2 images below. Iris unguicularis Poir.].

Reply from the Chatto nursery : 'I have checked with David Ward our Plant Propagation Manager and he says that he thinks we lost stock of this plant in the mid 1980's. Mrs Chatto originally was given the plant by the late Sir Cedric Morris of Hadleigh in Suffolk. See below:

Color chart Wiki size Fancis Wormesley.jpgFrancis Wormsley.jpgfranciswormsley1.JPGfranciswormsley2.JPGfranciswormsley3.JPG


Awaiting original catalog description

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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Color_chart_Wiki_size_Fancis_Wormesley.jpgjpg Color_chart_Wiki_size_Fancis_Wormesley.jpg manage 94 K 15 Feb 2012 - 17:44 UnknownUser RHS color chart and flower; Pries photo 2_15_2012
Francis_Wormsley.jpgjpg Francis_Wormsley.jpg manage 65 K 15 Feb 2012 - 17:45 UnknownUser Pries photo, freshly unpacked and potted plant shipped in flower
franciswormsley1.JPGJPG franciswormsley1.JPG manage 103 K 21 May 2019 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carol Lankow slide collection
franciswormsley2.JPGJPG franciswormsley2.JPG manage 121 K 21 May 2019 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carol Lankow slide collection
franciswormsley3.JPGJPG franciswormsley3.JPG manage 122 K 21 May 2019 - 02:12 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Carol Lankow slide collection
Topic revision: r9 - 29 Mar 2022, TLaurin
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