Irises forum: Any suggestions for a ruffled all white iris?

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Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Aug 25, 2012 1:29 PM CST
When I look at the ones I ordered and planted, I'm thinking why didn't I pick a white one. Has anyone purchased a tall bearded iris that is ruffled and all white? Suggestions?
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 25, 2012 1:43 PM CST
My Beloved....Ghio 2009 is my favorite. His Forever Blowing Bubbles is lovely also but I think MB is a better grower.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Aug 25, 2012 1:55 PM CST
Oh Paul that is just beautiful. That one goes on my wish list!
Just think how that would look next to some of the ruffly soft blues. I could put ruffly blue and white pansies in front of them, too. : Lovey dubby
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 25, 2012 1:59 PM CST
I've been very happy with *Nordica* -- but it does have orange beards.


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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 25, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Beautiful photographs, Paul -- especially the second one!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2012 2:07 PM CST
There's always Immortality, and you would get rebloom in the fall in your zone, but my favorite is Laced Cotton, it's so lacy and ruffly.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 25, 2012 2:51 PM CST
Hi,! Cindi, I can;t top those whites already suggested, but if you are going to plant them next to blues, check out "Spring Shower". It's a Keppel that I didn't see on the Keppel thread, must not be everyones favorite. Sorry for no picture, but they are on the web.It would look super between the whites and the blues, I think...Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 25, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Two more to look at.
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 25, 2012 4:00 PM CST
An oldie but goodie is SKATING PARTY

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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Aug 25, 2012 4:37 PM CST
I agree with Paul My Beloved is my favorite White it blooms late and grows well beautiful flower, it is hard to find a pure white I think there is very few ruffled good ones out there but if you don't mind a little bit off white or a different beard color there are some really good ones. Here are my Fav's from this year.

Bubbles Galore


For The Soul


Enjoyment


Chased But Chaste


Head Over Heels


Lipstick Kiss


Kiss Of Passion
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Polar Mist


Catch A Star


Mr. Moonlight


White Hot

Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 25, 2012 4:39 PM CST
I'll second Laced Cotton!

Geeze Brad!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 25, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Maybe everyone knows this but just as a point of curiosity......... genetically Laced Cotton is a plicata and has just a few faint plicata markings on the hafts. Now there's some useful information Whistling
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 25, 2012 5:22 PM CST
But a general gardner won't see those lines.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 25, 2012 5:24 PM CST
I didn't but I'm sure gonna look when it blooms next year.

Paul, I enjoy all info I can get on irises. Thanks.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Aug 25, 2012 6:50 PM CST
Thanks for all the great suggestions. Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Now to see if any are available. Times ticking away if I want to get it planted this year.

Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 25, 2012 7:03 PM CST
I would never have guessed that Paul! Always learning something on the forum. Julia, too bad I didn't know you wanted some whites, I sold and gave away a lot of my Laced Cotton, or I would have sent you some. Another mostly white that I like a lot is H C Stetson It has some pinkness to the standard, but very faint. Bloom is a little smaller then some, but nicely shaped.
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Aug 25, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Brad, what on earth do you do to get such gorgeous clumps? Your pictures are just astounding. Do you fertilize or amend the soil, or WHAT?
Julia, I thought I was through shopping for this year, but after seeing all these great photos, I'm checking on these too! Hurray!
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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Aug 25, 2012 7:19 PM CST
Tom: I wish I had thought of this sooner too. Sad

Cindi: Now don't go buying out all the whites before I have a chance to look. Hilarious!
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 25, 2012 8:10 PM CST
Another older one with brilliant beards is LARK ASCENDING. The falls are a little more cream colored than the standards, but I think it's totally forgivable. And I just love all the ruffles!

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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Aug 25, 2012 8:33 PM CST
Cindi Thanks only one of these were mine from home,the rest were taken at the different growers gardens in Oregon this spring and I think there secret is perfect growing conditions Smiling I do till in compost in my berms and add bone meal in the spring but it would be nice to have there weather.

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