■(TB) 'Spanish Peaks'
(Dr. P. A. Loomis
, R. 1946) TB, 38". Pure white self, white beard. ('Purissima'
white seedling) x seedling. Honorable Mention 1948; Award of Merit 1950.
| From Iris Test Garden catalog, 1955: SPANISH PEAKS. (Loomis, 1947). M. L. 38 inches. It is completely white-the flower, the throat, the haft, the beard, the style arms-all white. Very nicely formed blooms, broad petaled, heavily substanced and fine textured. One of the finest new white creations. It placed high in the symposium of the A.I.S. the first year it was distributed, an achievement very few iris can boast. H.M., 1948. A.M., 1950. $1.00.
| "In the Buttrick gardens at Concord bridge I had my first look at the famous Spanish Peaks. But what I saw could hardly have been typical—a huge, droopy flower of poor substance and extremely long pinched falls, the subject of much comment from the visitors, but little praise. It must surely have been very different in Colorado to have gained its high rating." [John Dolman, Jr. (Pa.), “Forty-Nine East,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 46.]
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