■(TB) 'Snow Flurry'
, R. 1939). TB. Early midseason bloom. Color Class W1, Blue white, ruffled, sweet fragrance. 'Purissima'
. Salbach 1939. Honorable Mention 1939, Award of Merit 1949.
| From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1940: SNOW FLURRY (Rees) Introduced by the Salbach Gardens and probably the most talked of iris in recent years. A rare find in the small garden of an amateur iris grower and if it continues to perform as it did last season, it will be a sensation. An enormous flower of pure ice white, very faintly flushed with blue. The striking feature is the frilling and ruffling of both standards and falls. This gives the effect of delicacy and ethereal charm which would hardly be expected in a giant flower of such heavy substance. A remarkably strong growing iris with heavy, luxuriant foliage. We have not as yet received any reports as to its hardiness in the colder climates. Early to midseason bloom. A cross of Purissima by Thais. 4 feet. $17.50.
| SNOW FLURRY bloomed in two southern gardens. The flowers are beautiful. The falls, in particular, present a new and delightful form for they suggest motion and look as though they just whirled into place with the edges still ruffling. No fault can be found with the flowers, but the thick, awkward stem does not stand erect and the short branches begin too high from the ground. [Lena M. Lothrop, "Poor Season in Southern California", A.I.S. Bulletin 78 (Jul. 1940): 14.]
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