A Luxurious Type of Iris
There is something peculiarly oriental and luxurious about the appearance of this particular variety of Burbank iris; the idea being carried out by the richness of coloration and the softly-flowing contour of the petals. In point of fact, however, the oriental iris is of a somewhat, different type, as will be seen in succeeding pictures.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 10 Chapter 2