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Feb 17, 2014 4:13 PM CST
|Hi all, |
I am looking for a tough-as-nails, vigorous, ultra hardy white iris that is also very fragrant. Something like a white version of Iris pallida. Does such a thing exist? If it doesn't exist, what is the closest I could come to meeting all of these ideals?
Feb 17, 2014 6:37 PM CST
|Using the ATP "Iris Database" I came up with 21 possibilities. I searched for the following attributes:|
First: Click on the "Iris Database" on the Iris Forum's main page. (It is on the right side of the page towards the top). Then hit the "Search by Characteristics" on the top left of the search page. Then fill out what characteristics you want to search for.
Change the list by taking out "pronounced" and add "sweet".
Feb 17, 2014 7:51 PM CST
|When I first started reading your criteria I thought you must be trying to describe "Immortality" for some reason. But then I got to the "white version of I. pallida" part and decided probably not. Anyway, I'm not sure that any of my irises are as vigorous, and not many are more fragrant. It can be really pretty, but whites aren't my favorites, so I have a hard time getting thrilled about it. And it's sort of lacking in the substance dept. |
Rural SE Nebraska
Feb 17, 2014 8:27 PM CST
|Another thing to think about. The early hybridizers (1930s thru 1980s) were not too keen on fragrance so there is very little notation on it as to historical whites. Some may have it, but it is not noted in their descriptions submitted to the AIS when the iris was registered. That makes it a bit more difficult.|
Feb 18, 2014 10:16 AM CST
|'Scented wonder' is really fragrant. but of course it isn't white.|
Feb 18, 2014 3:41 PM CST
|Species Iris (Iris albicans)|
Apr 6, 2014 6:16 PM CST
|Good one, Frilly |
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