, R. 1938) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-W4. 'William Carey Jones'
x Mitchell seedling. Award of Merit 1941.
| From Carl Salbach catalog 1940: SNOQUALMIE (Brehm 1938). (William Carey Jones X seedling). Pronounced Snow-Kwal-Me. The Bruno blood of William Carey Jones carries on to give us a championship iris of leathery substance, and rich, smooth creamy coloring - and in a tall iris of excellent form and perfect branching. Rich, smooth cream to lightest yellow, shading to lighter cream at the top-center of the falls. Our choice as easily the finest cream of its type; distinct from William Carey Jones in its greatly improved form and its slightly warmer shade of cream. Distinct from Carved Ivory as it is taller and rich and smooth, while Carved Ivory is soft and frosty. One of the most valuable of all for garden use, as it acts as a relief between the other iris colors. 45". $5.00; 3 for $12.50.
| From Marble Iris Gardens catalog, 1957: SNOQUALMIE (Brehm 1938). M. 36 in. Very rich pure cream Iris of fine flaring form and heavy substance. This beautiful Iris of leathery texture is soft in color yet rich enough to blend with the reds and blues in your garden. It is very hardy and free blooming. A.M. 1941. Each 60c; 3 for $1.50.
| I have just finished looking over the 1947 list of "100 best" and note but two representatives in the cream class, Amandine and Desert Song. For the life of me I have never been able to understand how it has been possible for our judges to have completely by-passed Snoqualmie without some sort of an award. This iris, acknowledged by all irisarians and commercial growers one of the finest creams in existence, has in my opinion long merited not only the Honorable Mention but the Award of Merit as well, without one of which it can never appear in our Symposium list of 100 best. [Jack G. Linse, “The Strange Case of Snoqualmie”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 72.]
| Snoqualmie is a deep cream self, distinguished by its fine branching and the leathery texture of its round, hanging falls and low domed standards which form a rather shallow blossom. [Lila McCombs, “A Critical Evaluation of Older Irises”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 59.]
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
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| Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
| Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
| Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
| PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
| Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.
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