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■(TB) 'Helen McKenzie'

1946, Graves

'Helen McKenzie' ( Robert Graves, R. 1946) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. 'Franconia' x 'Mt. Jefferson'.

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References:

From Iris Test Garden Catalog, 1955: HELEN McKENZIE. (Graves, 1950). M. Clarity of color and perfection of form are the outstanding features of th1s pure white iris; it is really white with no haft markings or touch of any other color its makeup. The standards are perfectly domed and firmly held. The falls, flaring and broad, the firm, smooth, texture of the blooms and the perfect placement on the well branched stalks place this Iris at the top in the white Iris class. Ever since its first blooming it has been greatly admired by experienced Iris judges. H.C., A.I.S., 1947. H M, A.I.S., 1950. 37 inches. $6.00
HELEN McKENZIE. "Very white indeed but out here this one is going to need a year to establish. It bloomed small on a first year plant." Mrs. M. D. Naylor (Utah), “Varietal Comment, Comments from Region 12” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 123, (October 1951): 74.
 
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1962: HELEN McKENZIE (Graves 1950) Each 1.00. Considered to be one of the purest white iris grown. A real heavy bloomer and a definite asset to any landscape. Perfection of form and its pure white beard make it a must. 36 inches.


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