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(MDB) 'Statellae'


‘Statellae’ ( Augustino Todaro, 1856). DB, Early bloom. Warm white self. A form of I. lutescens collected (as I. statellae) 1856 by Todaro of the Botanic Gardens, Palermo, Sicily. Highly Commended (Royal Horticulktural Society) 1927. Listed by Van Tubergen 1900.

Note: Because this was originally registered as a DB or Dwarf-bearded it has appeared in MDB lists and SDB lists. It size would suggest that today's classification would place it in the SDBs see 'Statellae' but it also is a selection of the species Iris lutescens and was orginally considered a new species by Todaro. For most information see Iris statellae Tod..

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From Bonnewitz catalog 1920: Olbiensis alba syn. Lutescens Statellae. Cream-white flowers, with distinct bronze-green markings at the base of the falls, of globular form, on 12 in. stems, good for cutting. 25 cts.; $1.50 a doz.
From Meadow Mountain Bulb Farm catalog 1931: STATELLAE. Creamy white, almost a self. Sweet scented and very vigorous. 9 to 12 ins. 4 for 50c., 25 for $2.00, 100 for $6.00.
Barr 1906 catalog

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