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■ (SPEC) Iris Sprengeri Siehe

1904, Botanical author Siehe

Iris sprengeri Siehe ( Walter Siehe, 1904, Taurus). Dwarf Section Oncocyclus ; Height 4" (10 cm). Color Code-S2. Standards silvery-white-veined with purple-red and black; falls yellow with bright purple-red spots and veins and with a golden yellow beard. Creeping rhizomes forming stolons (smaller flowered than I. elizabethae ).

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Siehe in Gardeners' Chronicle 3rd. Ser. 36: 50. 1904.notes:



A NEW species, the smallest of the Oncocyclus group. It grows in the Lycaonian Taurus at an altitude of 6,500 feet. It is of easy cultivation. This dwarf plant is only 4 inches high. The rhizome is creeping and forms runners. Leaves 4 to 5 inches wide and about 4 inches long, greyish-green, nearly sessile (stemless ?). Ovary 1 inch long, mostly enclosed within the bipartite spathe. This spathe is very long, and almost reaches to the top of the flower. Outer petals clear yellow with bright purple-red spots and veins. Beard golden - yellow. Inner petals silvery-white veined with purple-red and black. Stigma golden-yellow spotted with brown and veined with black. Stamens grey. The plant is as interesting as it is beautiful. I first found it in 1903. W. Siehe, Menina.
Sprenger, The Gardeners' Chronicle 3rd. Ser. 39: 423. 30 June 1906; Iris Sprengeri. — Dr. Stansfield, of Reading, kindly sends a photograph of the rare species introduced from Asia Minor, and figured in our columns on July 23, 1904. The spreading falls are stiff, oblong, pointed, straw-coloured, with chestnut brown coloured veins, with a blotch of the same colour at the base ; the standards erect, somewhat convolute. Dr. Stansfield points out a resemblance to I. Ewbankiana, Gardeners' Chronicle, June 22, 1901, fig. 152, and to I. acutiloba (see Lynch, The Book of the Iris, p. 104), but says that it differs from both of them in color, &c. With the photograph of Iris Sprengeri Dr. Stansfield sends one of the white variety of Iris tectorum. With the exception of a few golden-colored veins on the claw and crest, the flower is pure white. The typical form was figured in our columns, July 6, 1876, p. 37. I. tectorum is a lovely species and quite hardy.
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 2nd series, vol. 17(2): t. 388 (1984)
Wal. 1907;



Iris ewbankiana var. sprengeri; Iris sprengeri Siehe. Listed by B. Mathew as Iris sprengeri Siehe. Registered as SPRENGERI


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Cultivation: seems to be the same as most bearded irises with perhaps a special emphasis on good drainage


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