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■(MTB) 'White Canary'

1973, Roberts

'White Canary' (Earl Roberts, R. 1972). Seedling #69R29. MTB, 23" (58 cm), Early to midseason bloom. White ground, lightly stitched blue; pale yellow beard; crests have blue rib. Seedling #62R34: (('Speckles' x I. reginae ) x (pink amoena x Welch seedling #444)) X (('Kaleidoscope' x 'Parakeet') x sibling). Earl Roberts 1973. Honorable Mention 1974; Williamson-White Award 1979.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing WHITE CANARY. MTB. 22". 62R34 (Speckles X I. reginae x (pink amoena x Welch 444) X ((Kalaidescope x Parakeet) x sib). HC '72. This dainty table iris is a rapid increaser and good bloomer. Ivory-white standards and falls both lightly stitched in blue; beard pale yellow. Leaves only 12" tall. 2-3 branches. 6-7 buds. Fascinating in clump, like a canary in flight. $7.50. Earl Roberts.
 

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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-02-04
  • MTB 'White Canary' bloomed at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately, June 1-13, in 2017. Its beard is white at the very tip, and tipped yellow, gradually becoming a golden orange in the throat. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 06 Aug 2017
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20170605_150844MTB White Canary(2).jpgjpg 20170605_150844MTB White Canary(2).jpg manage 511 K 06 Aug 2017 - 15:56 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side view of MTB White Canary. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170605_150909MTB White Canary (3).jpgjpg 20170605_150909MTB White Canary (3).jpg manage 632 K 06 Aug 2017 - 15:57 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Single bud of MTB White Canary. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/05/2017.
20170610_113543MTB White Canary (2).jpgjpg 20170610_113543MTB White Canary (2).jpg manage 921 K 06 Aug 2017 - 16:00 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 View of tops of style arms of MTB White Canary. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, 6/10/2017.
whitecanary01.JPGJPG whitecanary01.JPG manage 59 K 06 Nov 2014 - 16:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kathryn Mohr
whitecanary02.jpgjpg whitecanary02.jpg manage 63 K 14 Jul 2014 - 19:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
whitecanary02jb.jpgjpg whitecanary02jb.jpg manage 26 K 17 Sep 2016 - 14:48 Main.Harloiris Detail Merlebleu Iris Garden photo
whitecanary03.jpgjpg whitecanary03.jpg manage 127 K 20 Jun 2017 - 02:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
whitecanary04.jpgjpg whitecanary04.jpg manage 86 K 18 Jan 2017 - 23:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Stoney Creek Iris
whitecanary05.jpgjpg whitecanary05.jpg manage 145 K 06 Jun 2018 - 17:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Gessner Eggertson-Merlebleu Iris Garden-Manitoba,Canada
whitecanary1.jpgjpg whitecanary1.jpg manage 127 K 21 Jun 2017 - 19:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
Topic revision: r19 - 06 Jun 2018, TLaurin
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