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(BB) 'Priscilla'

1942, Whiting

'Priscilla' (Mrs. C. Whiting, 1942). BB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-WW. Locust fragrance. 'Purissima' X 'Blue Waves'. Whiting(Maple Valley) 1942. A.I.S. Honorable Mention 1943; A.I.S. Award of Merit 1947.

Note: Originally registered as IB but considered BB by some sources. See Ib 'Priscilla'.

Listed in: Randolph, L.F., ed. 1959. Garden Irises. Ithaca, N.Y., the American Iris Society. 187.

See below:
Priscilla Whiting 1942.jpg


From Maple Valley Gardens catalog, 1947: PRISCILLA (Whiting 1942) M. 30-34in. A very pure white iris that wins friends everywhere. Of modest size and height, it owes its popularity to its purity and its pleasingly rounded form. Cool, clean of all markings of color in haft or beard, it is known as the really pure white iris. Mistakenly classed as an intermediate, it often grows to 36 inches in height. Always well branched, it has a long season of bloom extending over three weeks. The strong, hardy plants increase twice as fast as the average variety. H. M. 1943, Per. R. 87.1944. $2.00.
From Fairmount Gardens catalog, 1948: PRISCILLA (Whiting 1942) M. A white that is very white for it has no touch of any other color, even the beard is pure white. It is a gem for any garden. H. M., A. I. S. 1943. A. M., A. I. S. 1947. Per. R. 87 1944. 26 in. Classed as a Border Iris $1.00.

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