■(TB) 'Kashmir White'
(Sir Michael Foster
, 1912) 48". Midseason bloom. Standards white; falls white slightly flushed blue-gray shading to yellow at hafts. Very fragrant.
Nursery listings: Van W. 1912; Wal. 1913; Van T. 1917; Bon. 1920; 1923; Sim. 1923; Indian Spr. 1927; Sheets, 1928; Tip Top 1938; Kat. 1939.
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| From H. P. Simpson catalog, 1923: KASHMIR WHITE (Foster, 1913). A most beautiful white hybrid that we owe to Sir Michael Foster. Flowers of stout texture and perfect shape on 38-40 inch stems. The finest white within reach of the average pocketbook, and a fine, tall white is today the scarcest thing in irises. Anna Farr is a tall, near-white and La Neige (which I don’t list) is a dwarf near-white. Somewhat slow to get established and should have perfect drainage as well as plenty of lime in the soil. Starred variety and roots small and scarce. Price $2.60
| From Bonnewitz catalog, 1923/24: KASHMIR WHITE (Foster) $3. This variety has a large white bloom and is very attractive, but it is extremely difficult to get acclimated in my part of the United States. I have purchased it five different times, and after seven years’ effort I have only thirty roots of it. The same effort spent on a variety like Anna Farr would have produced many thousand plants in the same time.
| From Indian Spring Farms catalog, 1927: KASHMIR WHITE (Foster 1913). Fine, large, pure-white flowers produced on very tall, strong stems. 48 inches. To do well this variety must have a well-drained location in full sun. $1.00 each.
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