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1889, Van Tubergen

'Sind-Pers' (C. G. Van Tubergen, 1889) Subgenus Scorpiris (Juno); Color Code=B1L; In Gardeners' Chronicle 3rd service 25: 226. 1889;

Described by Hoog in The Gardeners' Chronicle_ p.104. February 16, 1907.as: Iris sindpers (I. sindjarensis x I. persica).

"The subject of the accompanying engraving, Iris sindpers, is, in all probability, the first hybrid that has ever been raised in the Juno group of bulbous Irises (fig. 46, p. 105). Following Sir Michael Foster's method of naming hybrids by combining the two first parts of the names of each of the parents, it is obvious that this new Iris is the result of a cross between Iris sindjarensis and the well-known I. persica, the former being the seed bearer. When comparing the habit of this hybrid with that of its parents, one might be inclined to call it a dwarf form of I. sindjarensis, wherein the parentage of Iris persica. can also be distinctly traced. The leaves have become short and stiff, and they are of a deep green colour. The flowers are produced in the same way as with I. sindjarensis— that is to say. from tbe axils of the leaves ; but as the plant grows much more compact, it seems as if they all came from the centre of the plant only. Out of many seedlings, all alike in habit, but with flowers of differing shades, the- best and largest flowered variety was, of course, selected for growing on ; also the one that was the most floriferous. The variety here figured, which was considered to be the finest, has flowers the size of those of sindjarensis, of a delicate pearly-blue ; the falls are striped with veins of a deeper blue, and they are tinged black at the tips, which points- to the characteristic velvety black blotch which is to be found in tbe flowers of Iris persica. What makes the flowers particularly attractive is a conspicuous deep orange crest running down the middle of each fall. Another feature of Iris sindpers is its remarkable floriferousness, the plant here figured being the growth of a single bulb, which bore nine flowers in succession, five of which were open at the same time. From I. sindjarensis it has inherited the vigorous growth, and it fortunately increases so rapidly that one full-sized bulb will in a single season throw off from three to five large off- sets, which generally grow into flowering shrubs in one year. This charming hybrid Iris was raised in. Messrs. Van Tubergen's nursery, Haarlem, Holland, and it was first noticed in these columns by Prof. Sir M. Foster (vol. i., 1899, p. 225), who at the same time described another hybrid of the same raisers (Iris persica purpurea x I. persica), and to which I hope to be able to refer later on".--- John Hoog, Haarlem, Holland.

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