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■(IB) 'Zua'

1914, Crawford

'Zua' (Mrs. William Crawford, 1914) IB. Early bloom. Color Class-W1. Blue-toned white self. Sport of the white I. florentina .

Has petals with a crinkly, crêpe-paper-like texture, representing an unusual class of Novelty Iris. A blue sport called 'Blue Zua' or 'Elizabeth Huntington' shares the same texture. Note that the cultivar 'Zua' could in theory sport back to the non-creped form of Iris florentina. This may account for the two cultivars being confused in commerce.

See below:

21sept 2014 033.jpg24sept 2014 004.jpgzua02.JPGzua03.JPGzua04.JPGzua1-08.jpgzua copy.jpg
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References:

From Wing Seed catalog, 1919: ZUA — New. Standards and falls delicate lavender, crumpled and ruffled like fine crepe. Flowers large and fragrant. Very unique. Stocks very limited. Eighteen inches. $2.00.
From Bonnewitz catalog, 1927: ZUA (Crawford). A light colored Iris whose standards and falls are more like silk crepe than any other variety we know. The standards are white with a delicate lilac tint and the falls have a slightly deeper lilac tint with olive-cream markings at the base. Large size bloom for the 18 inch bloom stalk which carries it. $0.75.
 
 

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-11
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
21sept_2014_033.jpgjpg 21sept_2014_033.jpg manage 127 K 27 Oct 2014 - 20:48 Main.firecentaurr Zua (NZ) Oct 2014
24sept_2014_004.jpgjpg 24sept_2014_004.jpg manage 169 K 27 Oct 2014 - 20:49 Main.firecentaurr Zua Blooms (NZ)
zua02.JPGJPG zua02.JPG manage 54 K 11 Jul 2014 - 21:43 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
zua03.JPGJPG zua03.JPG manage 62 K 11 Jul 2014 - 21:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
zua04.JPGJPG zua04.JPG manage 64 K 11 Jul 2014 - 21:46 Main.TLaurin Photo by Bee Warburton
zua1-08.jpgjpg zua1-08.jpg manage 96 K 29 Nov 2015 - 20:02 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
zua_copy.jpgjpg zua_copy.jpg manage 57 K 09 Nov 2010 - 14:52 UnknownUser Pries photo
Topic revision: r21 - 06 Sep 2017, Betsy881
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