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■ (SPEC) 'Hyacinthiana'

1914, Farrer

'Hyacinthiana' (Collected by Reginald Farrer, 1914-1915, Tibet or W. China-Kansu). Series Ensatae; Color Code-B1L; foliage is dwarfer and stiffer. The standards are of a pale lavender, and the falls are edged with the same colour while the central portion is pale creamy-white or primrose yellow faintly and delicately veined with lavender. The blade of the fall is twice as broad proportionately as it is in the case of the type, where the falls are noticeably narrow", Amos Perry 1923. A variety of Iris lactea Pallas.

References: Gardeners Chronicles 3rd service 58: 391. 25 December 1815 with illustration; Perry 1923; 1938; Ashley 1929; Starker 1938.

Fragrance: the scent of Hyacinths-39 checklist See below:
Iris lactea Hyacinthiana.jpg


From Huron Valley Iris Gardens catalog 1928: HYACINTHIANA. (Special Feature). Hyacinthiana was discovered by the late Reginald Farrar and numbered 496. It belongs to the Ensata group and grows abundantly all over the loess lands of Kansu, China. The dark green foliage tops the flowers, which are blue and white, two to a stem. The foliage continues to grow until September, when it is fountain like, similar to an ornamental Japanese grass. This plant would be very desirable if it never flowered, but it throws up abundant stems and is a sure bloomer. Very hardy. Just ordinary soil. Large plants that should bloom this year: each $.75, 3 for $2.00, 6 for $3.50. Smaller plants: each $.50, 3 for $1.25, 6 for $2.25.
From Carl Starker catalog 1929: Hyacinthiana. A new introduction from Kansu, China. Very ornamental. Flowers pale blue and white. 75c.

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Topic revision: r9 - 29 May 2019, Betsy881
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