Just Add Water
Just Add Water


 
Our Price: $50.00

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Product Code: 342
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Description
 
NEW FOR 2017!

O'Connor, Patrick

Registered in 2015

Standards white, pale olive center line; Style arms white; Falls white, pale olive textured veining around orange line signal, Registered height 34-36 inches. Midseason. SOUTHDOWNS X 95-7 (FELICIANA HILLS X NATURAL WONDER.

I have a lot to say about this plant! I ended up with this iris by accident about six or seven years ago, by way of Joe Musacchia. We called it by another name. Patrick had given him a rhizome or two of a seedling to grow out and evaluate. Patrick was very ambivalent about registering another white iris, but this iris was amazing. Every time we gave a judges training class in the garden, people would congregate around it to admire (and ask for a piece). It produced many flowers on sturdy stalks, exhibited healthy foliage, and was quite happy to throw out copious increase. In the meantime, the vigorous growth meant there were a lot of other people growing it out, too, and Patrick was badgered relentlessly to introduce it for sale. It took a while to convince him, and at one point he was adamant that it would not happen. So since space it always at a premium, I dutifully destroyed 24 square feet of this white iris seedling. Imagine my delight the following year when I got the word Patrick had decided he wanted to introduce it after all. Anyway, after scrounging around the Greater New Orleans Iris Society membership, I was finally able to accumulate enough to get it growing again, and we're ready to get this great white iris out for introduction. This is a great garden iris, and grows well in all areas.
Just add water!