Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener, 10: 377 (May 8, 1890)
An addition to the early flowering Irises of dwarf habit attracted some attention at a recent meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society, when the Floral Committee granted Messrs. Barr & Son an award of merit for the plant. The flowers are of moderate size, and though less showy than the favourite early Iris reticulata, the delicate lavender blue tint is very pleasing. A most distinct character to afforded by the leaves, which are broad, closely set on the stem, recurving, and of a glaucous tint. The moderate size of the plant adapts it for culture in pots, and out of doors It would need a somewhat warm and sheltered situation to ensure its success.