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(MDB) 'Statellae'

Todaro

‘Statellae’ ( Augustino Todaro, 1856). DB, Early bloom. Warm white self. A form of I. lutescens collected (as I. statellae) 1856 by Todaro of the Botanic Gardens, Palermo, Sicily. Highly Commended (Royal Horticulktural Society) 1927. Listed by Van Tubergen 1900.

Note: Because this was originally registered as a DB or Dwarf-bearded it has appeared in MDB lists and SDB lists. It size would suggest that today's classification would place it in the SDBs see 'Statellae' but it also is a selection of the species Iris lutescens and was orginally considered a new species by Todaro. For most information see Iris statellae Tod..

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From Meadow Mountain Bulb Farm catalog 1931: STATELLAE. Creamy white, almost a self. Sweet scented and very vigorous. 9 to 12 ins. 4 for 50c., 25 for $2.00, 100 for $6.00.
Barr 1906 catalog
 
 


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Topic revision: r7 - 04 May 2019, Betsy881
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