■ (TB) 'Curl'd Cloud'
( Georgia Hinkle
, R. 1956). Seedling# G-12-4. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-Y3L, Bitone, Standards cream-white, green midrib; falls greenish white; self beard shading to yellow. Transferred from 1953 registration, not introduced. Hinkle seedling# E-27-1: ('Cahokia'
sdlg. x 'First Affection'
) x Hinkle seedling# E-29-1: ('New Snow'
seedling# x Faught seedling# 19H). Harvest Lane 1959. Judges' Choice 1959; Honorable Mention 1959; Award of Merit 1961.
| From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959. Introducing CURL'D CLOUD-(E-27-1 x E-29-1) Mr. Shakespeare's "Curl'd Cloud" could have had little more ethereal quality than this one of the iris world. A sensational large white that has attracted much attention. Closed standards and flaring falls beautifully edged with curly ruffles. Buds quite green, greenish influence on open falls. Lemon beard tipped white. Often 5 open well-spaced blooms on 38" stalks. Heavy substance. Usually 3 buds to the socket, long blooming period, midseason through late. HC '58. Net $25.00. Harvest Lane Iris Gardens.
| Georgia Hinkle's fine creations have done especially well in our garden. CURL'D CLOUD, introduced in 1959, was new to us last year, coming into bloom just when the temperature hit 90° and above. Glistening white, with a feathery laciness suggesting ethereal, almost fragile, beauty, the blossoms lasted four days and longer, and were not disturbed by the gale that scourged the garden during its last bloom. Three increase and two bloomstalks, widely branched, with eight buds each, were produced by a one-year plant. Mrs. J. R. Hamblen, "Drama of Progress", A.I.S. Bulletin 161 (April 1961): 10.
| CURL'D CLOUD, when I bought it last year, seemed ethereal, with size, exquisite ruffling, flaring falls, and graceful closed standards-just as I like them. The beard was lemon, and a greenish tinge on the falls gave the flower an unworldly look. The blooms were well spaced, and the flowers, surprisingly, had quite heavy substance. I must meet this Hinkle lady-and I can hardly wait to see her CURL'D CLOUD in my garden this year. Carey E. Quinn, “The Modern White Iris,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 166 (July 1962): 10.
| Due to weather conditions, Georgia Hinkle's CURL'D CLOUD bloomed on short stalks at both the 1958 and 1959 conventions; nonetheless, it was one of the best loved white iris at either convention. Would that the convention goers could have seen it as it bloomed in our garden the following year on tall, strong stalks, with many blossoms well spaced and ethereally beautiful. But it was not beauty alone that endeared it to garden visitors: the ability to survive, with unruffled feathers, the gale-sized winds that shredded nearby varieties guaranteed this iris a place in the sun. Literally. Melba Hamblen, "Honors, Review and Preview", A.I.S. Bulletin 164 (Jan. 1962): 13-14.
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