Irises forum: Our Favorite Whites!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 3, 2012 11:14 AM CST
SKATING PARTY - An oldie but goodie!
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LARK ASCENDING - Love the colorful beards and lush form!
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MY BELOVED
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FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES - I loved this one, but it was not happy here. Ghio's other bubbly one, MY BELOVED, seems more vigorous in my garden.
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LUNAR WHITEWASH - Love this one because it reblooms in the fall/winter months.
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NOID - I have to finish up with this one because I love it so much. It was mislabeled at one of the big box stores as MARY FRANCES (a lavender), and the rhizome was so dehydrated that it took three years to come to life and bloom. But I dearly love this one. I call it "Christmas" because it looks quite a bit like that flower, plus I love Christmas!
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Anyone else have any whites you'd like to share?

Betty
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 3, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Betty, I love Lark Ascending! I only have a couple of pure white's Immortality, and Laced Cotton. I have one called America's Cup, but it never has bloomed. Here's a couple of shots of Laced Cotton
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I like it's nice lased edges.
Tom
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 3, 2012 11:42 AM CST
That's a true beauty!

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

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PollyK
Mar 3, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Beuatiful Laced Cotton. I purchased one last year. Can't wait.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Mar 3, 2012 8:10 PM CST
I really like My Beloved beautiful flower and Lark Ascending is really nice the beards really make it stand out Great Pics!!! Laced Cotton is also very nice
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 4, 2012 5:38 AM CST
You'll notice a hint of violet when Laced Cotton first opens (pic on left), but that seems to fade and the ruffles seem better after a day or two (Pic on Right)
Tom
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 4, 2012 10:26 AM CST
Betty,

Awesome whites.

I have one I have had for many years, that will always be here, Sly Fox. I must not be a white person, I could hardly find any.

Dot


Sly Fox


Mesmerizer

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 4, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Those are beautiful, Dot! How could we forget the Dykes Medal winner MESMERIZER? So glad you included it.

Betty
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Mar 4, 2012 8:13 PM CST
How about "Uncle Charlie"? Don't have my pictures handy, but it both vigorous and pretty. Great combination! Big Grin
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 4, 2012 8:34 PM CST
I have a picture that I took of UNCLE CHARLIE at Schreiner's. Another beauty!

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Betty
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 4, 2012 9:14 PM CST

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Winterfest - received it as an unexpected bonus from Schreiner's a few years back. Didn't think I wanted it and planted it in one of the poorest spots in my garden. It shrugged off my lack of respect to grow and bloom like a maniac and is now one of my favorites.
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Chantilly Bride - not the best grower, but it sure is pretty
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Bluebeard's Ghost - if an SDB is ever to win the Dykes Medal, this one would seem to be a great candidate


Lady Of Leoness - its from a reverse cross of the one that Uncle Charlie came from. It's a far better grower than Uncle Charlie in my garden. The flower is a very light lavender on its first day, but it fades to white after that.


Mother Kate - like Lady Of Leoness, fresh flowers show some color, especially on the standards, but it fades to white on subsequent days. Great grower, heavy bloomer.


Peace Prayer - not a white self, obviously, but I think of it as being a white iris.
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 5, 2012 5:42 PM CST
I almost forgot Howdy Do, I love it!

Dot


Howdy Do
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Big Victory a border bearded

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 5, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Ken, I like that winterfest, and bluebeards ghost is really cute.
Wow, Dot, I've never seen Howdy Do before, I love those multi colored beards, how cool!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Mar 5, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Wonderful, wonderful whites! I love the hints of yellow in PEACE PRAYER -- and what great blue beards on HOWDY DO! What a great space ager! Wow!!!

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

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PollyK
Mar 5, 2012 8:55 PM CST
Bluebeard's Ghost is one of my very favorites.



Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 6, 2012 10:24 AM CST
A difficult combination to achieve. In some areas, the white petals will look cream.
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 6, 2012 11:51 AM CST
I have had Howdy Do for many many years. I remember someone in the iris society giving me a piece of it at a meeting. The person who gave it to me said that someone had "won" a rhizome and there was an increase on the rhizome, and that person had broken off the increase and given it to them, believing that the increase was undesireable or something. It was by Monty Byers and one of his best that I grow. I will always have it here. I like it much better than Thornbird, which won the Dykes medal.

Dot

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