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(TB) 'Adonis'

1840, Lémon

'Adonis' (Jean-Nicolas Lémon, R. 1840) TB. Color Class W3.

Note: There is also a hybrid Dutch iris 'Adonis'.

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Lémon, Annales de Flore et de Pomone, 1839-1840, p. 364.
Translation=plant growing from 35 to 50 cm, lemon yellow background, white outer petals veined Brown Roux and lined with yellow.
Société royale d'horticulture, 1842, Description abrégée de quelques iris de la collection de M. Lémon, Annales de la Société d'Horticulture Royale de Paris, Tome XXX, pp. 414-417.
Cayeux et Le Clerc, ognons à fleur 1912, p. 22.
The following is reported in the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 100; Adonis (Lemon, 1840) A brilliant yellow, red-brown, veined bicolor; size fair; form short, open, rounded; flowering habit free; tall bearded class; height 16 in.; branching short, high, 1 lateral. A flower of good substance; frail to firm texture; smooth surface; good fragrance; medium lasting quality. S. empire yellow, with the lower half of the !:>lade finely dotted-reticulated with red-brown on the claw; carriage cupped to open, arching; blade ovate, notched at tip, slightly toothed, revolute; size 1¼ in. wide, 2¾ in. long. F .. garnet-brown to morocco red on outer blade, haft and base of blade whitish tinged with yellow with coalesced veins, finely reticulated with red-brown on yellow base of haft; carriage flaring to drooping; wedge-shaped, convex, slightly pinched, ovate; smooth; size 1¼ in. wide, 2:Vs in. long. Minor parts: beard fine, sparse, projecting, yellow; haft narrow, channeled; style-branches narrow, overarching, yellow; crest small, fringed; pollen plentiful; spathe-valves green, slightly scarious. Growth weak to moderate; increase slow; habit open; foliage stiff, Leaves ridged, slender, of deep glaucous color tinged at the base; free-flowering, few blooms open at once; stalk erect, with 5 buds. This variety has been recommended by the American Iris Society for discard. It is a lighter Honorabile, with· ridged foliage and pinched falls.
From Farr's Hardy Plant Specialties catalog, 1917/1918: "Standards deep canary; Falls white, reticulated madder brown. 22".

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