Gardeners' Chronicle June 13, 1908

IRIS x AMETHYST

Fig. 175.—Iris x Amethyst: Flower violet in various shades.

This hybrid (see fig. 175) is the result of inter-crossing Iris sindjarensis and I. persica purpurea, the progeny partaking largely of the habit and floriferous nature of the first-named parent. The colour is violet, in pleasing shades the deepest colour being found in the falls. The upper portion of the blade renders this part of the flower very conspicuous. Iris x Amethyst was shown at the meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society on March 31 last, when the Floral Committee granted it an Award of Merit.