I brought back with me from Ireland last year several plants of the Iris stylosa. The white one has flowered, but not the blue ones, though these were put in two situations - some in good rich soil, and some in poor ground. These latter perhaps may flower later. One of the reasons why Irises should be so much cultivated is that they have the merit, which can never be too much appreciated, of flowering admirably in water if picked in bud. A flower can hardly claim a greater merit for domestic purposes, and for the same reason they are well adapted for travelling.