Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Iris spuria L. subsp. notha (Bieb.) Asch. & Grabn.

See Iris spuria L. ssp. spuria for a description of the type species.  The flower spikes of notha bear up to 5, violet-blue blooms with yellow-striped falls.  [RHSD, Hortus].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Of Russian origin and according to Johnson’s Dictionary introduced to Britain in 1820.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.246/1843].


Published Nov 04, 2009 - 04:36 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2010 - 05:22 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin


  • Iris notha Bieb. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Iris notha 

Confidence level high